Kentucky’s chapter of College Republicans have dug up one of the weakest “gotcha” moments in recent political memory.
The group posted cell phone video of Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes being picked up by her husband at what appears to be Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport.
The video shows Grimes, who’s serving her first term as Kentucky’s secretary of state, climb into the back seat of the couple’s black Chevy Suburban while her husband wheels around her suitcase and places it into the cargo area.
Grimes then immediately pulls out her phone as her husband drives away, with no other passengers in the SUV.
“We think you’ll agree – this. is. weird,” the College Republicans said in a press release.
While it’s possible that a state official who’s running for national elected office might have some business to catch up on after a flight, the College Republicans think it reveals something more essential about Grimes’ character.
“(Grimes) thinks she’s so important that she needs to ride around town in the back seat of a black suburban … driven by personal chauffeur, her husband,” the group said.
The College Republicans said “popular belief” held that Hollywood had left the state when actress Ashley Judd declined to run against Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell, who’s also being challenged in a primary by Louisville businessman Matt Bevin.
“Perhaps after rubbing elbows with Harry Reid and Hollywood liberals Alison Lundergan Grimes has returned to KY thinking she’s the new star in town,” the group said.
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