Grimes’ grandmother stars in new Senate ad

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Alison Lundergan Grimes’ grandmother has returned to the airwaves to help her granddaughter win public office.

Elsie Case, who starred in Grimes’ ads during her 2012 run for Secretary of State, tells the story in a new 60-second TV ad about the financial pressure her husband’s stroke placed on her and her family. Grimes uses the story to criticize Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell for votes she says would have raised seniors’ Medicare costs.

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The ad is based on a bill McConnell supported in 2011 that would have privatized Medicare over time, which some analysts said could raise seniors’ costs. It would not have affected seniors already retired or near retirement age. Later versions of the bill would have allowed traditional Medicare as an option.

A spokeswoman for McConnell called the ad a debunked partisan attack.

 

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