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Subject of McConnell ad slams Grimes

The cancer survivor that served as the subject of Sen. Mitch McConnellMitch McConnell9/11 bill is a global blunder that will weaken US efforts abroad States urged to bolster election security How the White House got rolled on the Saudi-9/11 bill MORE’s (R-Ky.) first major TV ad is now slamming Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes for, what he believes, is a disrespectful response to the ad.

Robert Pierce, a Paducah energy worker and throat cancer survivor, praised McConnell in an ad released earlier this week for his efforts to secure cancer screenings and compensation for Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant workers.

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Lundergan Grimes’s campaign spokeswoman Charly Norton pointed out that the new ad was an update of one McConnell ran in 2008, where he touted the same efforts for the same workers, but without Pierce as a spokesman. She said it was “insulting to Kentuckians for McConnell to haul out this old, dishonest play every six years when he's on the ballot.”

But, in a statement shared first with The Hill and issued Friday, Pierce criticized those comments.

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