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Received this e-mail today from former U.S. Senator Wendell Ford (D. KY) in support of Alison Lundergan Grimes' (D) U.S. Senate campaign:
It was my honor to serve the people of Kentucky for nearly 40 years. I served with Senator Mitch McConnell so I can tell you that he embodies what is wrong with Washington today – by letting party politics lead to gridlock and obstruction, he has let the people of Kentucky down. I can no longer sit on the sidelines.

The time has come for a new generation of leadership and that’s why I’m so proud to endorse Alison Lundergan Grimes in our upcoming election for US Senate.

Kentucky Secretary of State and Democratic canidate for U.S. Senate, Alison Lundergan Grimes addresses the Kentucky County Judge Executive Association and the Kentucky Magistrates and Commissioners Association Joint Convention Thursday July 18, 2013 , in Louisville, Ky. Grimes is running against Mitch McConnell (R-Ky), and it was her first public appearance since announcing her candidacy July 1st. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
I’ve known Alison for most of her life and she brings a results-oriented, common sense perspective that is exactly what we need to move past these partisan fights and ensure Washington works for everyday Americans again.

But Alison has a tough fight on her hands. Mitch McConnell has built a war chest of $10 million, and his Super PAC has already spent over half a million dollars attacking her with false television ads.

Will you make a contribution of $5 or more to help Alison add 500 new donors before the end of July so she has the network and resources to take on Mitch McConnell and spread her message of economic opportunity across Kentucky?


We need to turn the page on the same old partisan politics. We need leaders who can disagree without being disagreeable, who understand just as Henry Clay did, that getting things done requires us to compromise in order to serve the greater good.

I know that is how Alison will approach her work in the US Senate. She will look out for Kentucky’s families, not the big corporations. And she will work across party lines to get things done.

Can you make a contribution to help her fight back?


Thanks for your help,

Wendell Ford

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Originally posted to pdc on Fri Jul 26, 2013 at 12:30 PM PDT.

Also republished by My Old Kentucky Kos and The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party.

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