Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes would not say whether she voted for President Barack Obama in 2008 or 2012.
Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes speaks in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
Grimes, challenging Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in one of the most closely watched races in the nation, was interviewed Thursday by the Louisville Courier-Journal, the state’s largest newspaper.
She was asked the question four times, and never answered.
“I was actually in 2008 a delegate for Hillary Clinton and I think Kentuckians know I’m a Clinton Democrat through and through,” Grimes said. “I respect the sanctity of the ballot box and I know the members of this editorial board do as well.”
A member of the editorial board then asked, “So you’re not going to answer?”
Grimes again evaded the question.
“Again, I don’t think the president is on the ballot, as much as Mitch McConnell might want him to be,” Grimes said. “It’s my name and it’s going to be me who is holding him accountable for the failed decisions and votes that he has made against the people of Kentucky.”
(H/T: Weekly Standard)