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Kentucky Democrat's Out-Of-State Supporters Have to Hide Their Love for Obama Away

Alison Lundergan Grimes, Democrat, is running against Sen. Mitch McConnell in Kentucky. Being a Democrat in a pretty red state is always going to be tough.

Grimes’ supporters admit that she has resorted to lying about supporting coal jobs, which are huge and important in Kentucky.


That clip begins with Grimes saying “I’m not Barack Obama.” Pretty much every red state Democrat has to say that, though Wendy Davis in Texas hasn’t managed it.

That “I’m not Obama” message didn’t get through to some out-of-state Grimes supporters until they had already arrived in Kentucky, according to the GW Hatchet blog.

4. Wardrobe malfunctions

Many students filled their bags for the trip with t-shirts depicting President Barack Obama and their GW College Democrats shirts with Obama’s name emblazoned on the back.

But it wasn’t until they got to Kentucky that canvassers remembered to be careful not to connect Democratic candidates there with Obama. Alison Grimes, who is running against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, wanted to differentiate herself from the president and the administration’s policies that don’t resonate with Kentucky residents, like Obama’s policies toward coal mining.

Luckily for them, the weather was so cold they had to cover up anyway, and their t-shirts were hidden under jackets and sweatshirts.

The lying game continues.

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