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McConnell campaign calls out liberal super PAC for ‘race-baiting’ tweets about McConnell’s wife

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Alexis Levinson
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Progress Kentucky defended itself to WFPL.

“It’s a fine line, and that is not our overall message,” spokesman Curtis Morrison told them. “We’ve got some Tweets there that shouldn’t be there and I’ll make sure they come down. We don’t want to cross that line. We’re not after anybody because they are an immigrant, but I think it’s fair to question whether or not there’s a conflict of interest.”

UPDATE: Progress Kentucky issued a statement Tuesday evening apologizing for the offending tweet.

Progress Kentucky is dedicated to ensuring the people of Kentucky have the kind of representation in the US Senate they deserve. In an effort to educate KY voters as to the varied interests of Sen. McConnell we provided information about connections between the senator and business and government interests in China. This information included an inappropriate comment on the ethnicity of the former Secretary of Labor, Elaine Chao, the senator’s wife.

We apologize to the secretary for that unnecessary comment and have deleted the tweets in question. In addition, we have put a review process in place to ensure tweets and other social media communications from Progress KY are reviewed and approved prior to posting.

Senator McConnell’s record deserves a thorough and legitimate airing. We believe that after fair examination of it Kentuckians will agree that Senator McConnell has been wrong over and over on the issues that matter. We will continue to inform Kentucky voters the important issues at stake in this election.

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