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Republican Communications Director Calls Female Senate Candidate ‘An Empty Dress’ Who ‘Babbles Incoherently’

By Annie-Rose Strasser on September 4, 2013 at 10:10 am

"Republican Communications Director Calls Female Senate Candidate ‘An Empty Dress’ Who ‘Babbles Incoherently’"

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Alison Lundergan Grimes

Alison Lundergan Grimes

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The communications director for the National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee called Kentucky’s Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes “an empty dress” in an interview with The Hill published Wednesday.

Brad Dayspring also compared Lundergan Grimes — who, if elected, would be the first woman to ever represent Kentucky in the Senate — to a high school student who “babbles incoherently:”

Brad Dayspring, communications director for the National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee, derisively called Lundergan Grimes “an empty dress.”

He said Lundergan Grimes attacks McConnell with talking points used by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee for the same purpose.

Alison Lundergan Grimes seems incapable of articulating her own thoughts, and faced with questions, either directly parrots the talking points handed to her by [Sen.] Chuck Schumer or she babbles incoherently and stares blankly into the camera as though she’s a freshman in high school struggling to remember the CliffsNotes after forgetting to read her homework assignment,” Dayspring told The Hill.

Gender has become an important factor in Kentucky’s Senate race. Lundergan Grimes’s opponent, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has accused her of trying to “divide people with gender-based attacks,” while himself launching new efforts to appeal to female voters. But McConnell’s record on issues that matter to women is shaky at best. The Senate Minority Leader voted against the Violence Against Women Act earlier this year, is staunchly anti-abortion, and has voted — twice — to block legislation that would protect women against wage discrimination.

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