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Alison Lundergan Grimes’ Father Donated To Obama

Patrick Howley Political Reporter

Democratic Kentucky Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes’ father and political power broker Jerry Lundergan made three donations to President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, records reveal.

Gerald Lundergan, the political force behind his daughter’s campaign, donated $46,000 to the Obama Victory Fund 2012 in a series of three contributions between Nov. 17, 2011 and July 17, 2012.

Lundergan Grimes was widely mocked for refusing to answer a reporter’s question on video about whether or not she voted for Obama, an unpopular figure in Kentucky. Grimes doubled down on her non-answer in her debate Monday with opponent Sen. Mitch McConnell. (RELATED: Alison Lundergan Grimes Again Dodges Whether She Voted For Obama)

“I am not going to compromise a constitutional right provided here in Kentucky in order to curry favor on one or the other side, or for members of the media,” Grimes said in the debate.

But that “constitutional right” did not stop Grimes from sharing that she was a delegate for Hillary Clinton in 2008.

As The Daily Caller reported, Grimes’ campaign spokeswoman Charly Norton, who worked in the Obama 2012 campaign’s press shop in Chicago, proudly voted for Obama:

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