November 3, 2014

Grimes Family Charges Tornado Victims Thousands, Gives Deals To Campaign

The Hill reported today that Alison Lundergan Grimes’ family business “billed to Morgan County after a tornado killed 20 people and injured 300 in Kentucky.” The report goes on:

The county is disputing the charges in court. They initially included $612,000 for the lease of four portable restrooms and $36,000 for four Kawasaki all-terrain vehicles.

Meanwhile, Grimes’ family businesses have cut special deals for her campaign, allowing her to use a campaign bus for far less than fair market value. The McConnell campaign sums up the situation perfectly:

“It’s unconscionable that Alison Grimes would take services from her family business for a fraction of the price they charged the Kentuckians after their entire livelihoods were destroyed in a tornados,” said Allison Moore, a spokeswoman for McConnell’s campaign.