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Mitch McConnell is easily the single worst member of congress period. He has obstructed to the best of his ability everything that the Democrats have put forth. Fortunately for us, this obstruction has seriously tarnished McConnell's approval rating (36/54) back home and while Kentucky leans red federally, we have an excellent candidate stepping up to bat to take on McConnell. Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes just recently launched her campaign. Polling has consistently shown a very close race for McConnell against Grimes (45/41 McConnell) and she is no doubt one of our top recruits. Kentucky is so far our only good pick up opportunity in the senate this cycle and if we want to ensure Democrats keep the chamber, we need to play offense here and hard.

While this is still Kentucky and Grimes won't be great on energy issues and, though she is pro-choice, will be fairly moderate on social issues, she can be counted on to be a solid vote when the one she casts is crucial on fiscal policy. This campaign will be about McConnell and how he has voted for every policy along the way that blocked our economic recovery since 2008. Remember that this is the Mitch McConnell who said his number one goal was to make Barack Obama a one term president. This is the Mitch McConnell who has at every opportunity filibustered Obama's appointments and senate Democrats' policies, such as expanded back ground checks.

In short, there is not a single worse congressman than Mitch McConnell and by defeating him with a young rising star, we'll send a message that obstructionism is NOT acceptable to the American public.

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Donate to Secretary Grimes today even if it's just a small amount and if you're in Kentucky, please look into volunteering for her campaign! Your help will be much needed and appreciated.

Originally posted to Stephen Wolf on Fri Jul 05, 2013 at 11:50 AM PDT.

Also republished by My Old Kentucky Kos, In Support of Labor and Unions, and The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party.

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