Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Grimes has apparently taken criticism from NBC’s Chuck Todd to heart.
At a campaign rally in Kentucky Tuesday, where she is hoping to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R), Grimes said she won’t be “bullied” by Todd.
“Kentucky is ready for a senator that’s an indepenedent thinker,” Grimes said, “that can put the partisanship aside and actually fight for the people for this state. One that won’t be bullied by Mitch McConnell or Chuck Todd.”
Grimes recently made news for refusing, twice, to definitively state whether she had voted for President Obama during the 2008 and 2012 elections. Todd said by doing that Grimes effectively “disqualified” herself in the race.
Todd’s criticism of Grimes was then inserted in a political ad created by the McConnell campaign.
Todd has said it made him feel “physically ill” to be included in the ad and that he actually meant that Kentucky voters would likely feel Grimes had disqualified herself.
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