Buzzword alert: Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes told supporters that she would not be “bullied” by her Republican opponent Senator Mitch McConnell or NBC host Chuck Todd.
“Kentucky is ready for a senator that’s an independent thinker, that can put the partisanship aside and actually fight for the people for this state,” Grimes said in a campaign speech. “One that won’t be bullied by Mitch McConnell or Chuck Todd. We can do this Kentucky!”
Todd, the new host of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” likely earned Grimes’ ire for his statement that she had “disqualified” herself for refusing multiple times to say whether or not she had voted for President Barack Obama. His comments earned him a starring role in a McConnell campaign ad, much to his chagrin. (RELATED: NBC’s Chuck Todd Now Featured In McConnell Campaign Ad Following ‘Disqualified’ Remark)
The latest RealClearPolitics Average of the race has McConnell leading Grimes by 4.4 points.