I always get a kick out of hearing Congressman John Yarmuth (D. KY-03) say anything about Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R. KY):


Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) appeared on MSNBC Thursday morning, claiming Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is "scared to death" about the prospect of losing to Grimes.

“They’re showing how much fear they have about this race because our airwaves are already crammed with negative ads," Yarmuth said, according to Politico. “We know he’s scared to death.”

McConnell's team released a bizarre web video after her announcement, loaded with how Grimes' last name rhymes with things. Back in late May, Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling found McConnell in a then-hypothetical tie with Grimes. - Huffington Post, 7/5/13

It's no secret that McConnell and his team are scared of Grimes.  McConnell's approval numbers are terrible and he's been trying to scare Grimes away from the race.  By the way, Grimes picked up a big endorsement on Tuesday:


Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announces she will seek the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell in 2014, during an afternoon news conference in Frankfort, Kentucky, July 1, 2013. (Charles Bertram/Lexington Herald-Leader/MCT via Getty Images)
Actress Ashley Judd endorsed Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes Tuesday, backing the Kentucky secretary of state's challenge to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). Judd had given serious consideration to challenging McConnell, but decided against running.

Judd tweeted:

- Huffington Post, 7/2/13
By the way, here's the latest trick McConnell and the GOP are trying to play on potential Grimes supporters:


The first website dedicated to Alison Lundergan Grimes' Democratic challenge to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell had no connection to the candidate. Instead it belonged to the GOP.

Two days after Kentucky's secretary of state announced Monday that she would launch a bid to take on the five-term senator, GrimesForSenate.org went up online, courtesy of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

But now, at the end of the week, Grimes is up with her own campaign website: AlisonForKy.com.

And if you needed more proof that the strategy by the McConnell campaign and national Republicans is to tie Grimes to President Barack Obama, who lost Kentucky by 23 percentage points in last November's election, just check out the website. It showcases photos of Grimes and the president with an "Alison Grimes Senate" logo in the middle of the screen.

The site goes on to claim that "Grimes is a Rubber Stamp for Barack Obama and National Democrats" and questions whether she's ready to lead. - CNN, 7/5/13

Dirty tricks like this are just signs of a scared Mitch McConnell who fears he could actually lose his seat.  Here's Grimes' actual Senate website you can go to to sign up for her campaign:

Originally posted to pdc on Fri Jul 05, 2013 at 03:00 PM PDT.

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

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