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Progressive orgs go on offensive in KY Senate race — against the Democrat Grimes

Progressive orgs go on offensive in KY Senate race — against the Democrat Grimes

Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democratic challenger to Senator Mitch McConnell in Kentucky, has drawn criticism from the right for repeatedly refusing to reveal whether she voted for President Obama in 2008 or 2012. Now, however, she's feeling the heat from the left, as progressive groups MoveOn.org and Democracy for America demand she retract a controversial immigration ad.

MoveOn.org said that the video's use of the phrase "illegal alien" is "upsetting," with the organization's executive director, Ilya Sheyman, calling for a disavowal of the ad's message: "It's deeply troubling that Grimes would stoop this low in order to try to defeat McConnell, and she needs to take this offensive advertisement off the air immediately."

Here's the ad in question, which is still posted on the Grimes campaign's YouTube channel. --Bonnie Kristian