State of Kentucky Archives: on Homeland Security


Mitch McConnell: AdWatch: Brought in new VA hospital; & higher pay for troops

An issues group supportive of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is launching a three-week, $1.8 million advertising campaign in Kentucky. Unlike other Super PACs operating in Kentucky, the Kentucky Opportunity Coalition is a 501(c)4 non-profit organization, so its political activity is restricted to issue-focused ads that don't directly ask voters to support one candidate over another.

The ads focus on McConnell's record on veterans' issues. The first wave of ads will ask Kentuckians to sign a petition "to oppose President Obama's plan to cut the military."

"This advertising is designed to educate citizens about President Obama's plans to slash military spending and leave our nation in a weaker position, and to urge Sen. Mitch McConnell-- who has a strong record of standing up for Kentucky's service men and women--to oppose those military budget cuts," a spokesperson said.

The ad says McConnell fought to bring a new VA hospital to Louisville, and for body armor and higher pay for troops

Source: Lexington Herald-Leader AdWatch on 2014 Kentucky Senate race Mar 17, 2014

Alison Grimes: Reduce veterans' services backlog; support new vets jobs law

Washington has fallen short of honoring our commitment to our veterans. Our veterans should not struggle to find jobs or access care. Kentucky is the home of over 350,000 veterans, the fourth largest in the nation. It is a disgrace that so many veterans across Kentucky have compensation claims pending, more than 10,000 in the Louisville VA backlog alone. I'm shocked that Mitch McConnell opposed plans to reduce this backlog and voted against veterans jobs legislation. This is wrong.

I'm committed to serving Kentucky's 350,000 veterans and I will fight for the quality health care, benefits and treatment they have earned. We must expand education and training opportunities for service members and veterans, facilitating public/private partnerships that help them translate their military skills for the civilian workforce. We must improve access to health care services, including mental health, prosthetic care and wound regeneration.

Source: 2014 Senate campaign website, AlisonForKentucky.com Oct 20, 2013

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