McConnell Not Enlisted to Record Robocall for State House Special Election

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Kevin Brennan
Dec. 10, 2013, 8:22 a.m.

A short list of Ken­tucky GOP all-stars, in­clud­ing Sen. Rand Paul (R), “has re­cor­ded auto­mated phone calls in re­cent days on be­half of a Re­pub­lic­an state House can­did­ate in West­ern Ken­tucky,” but Sen­ate Minor­ity Lead­er Mitch Mc­Con­nell (R) isn’t among them. Spe­cial elec­tion nom­in­ee Su­z­anne Miles (R) said “that she didn’t ask Mc­Con­nell — or any oth­er GOP of­fi­cials — to re­cord calls on her be­half. Miles has pre­vi­ously said that Mc­Con­nell was the first per­son to give her a check for her cam­paign.”

Miles, a first-time can­did­ate, “said she didn’t know wheth­er an auto­mated call by Mc­Con­nell would help or hurt her odds of win­ning Tues­day.” Miles: “I truly don’t know the an­swer to that. I don’t know what’s go­ing to work and what’s not go­ing to work. This is all brand-new to me.”

The spe­cial elec­tion is Tues­day. (Lex­ing­ton Her­ald-Lead­er)

The fact that Mc­Con­nell, the de facto head of the state party, wasn’t en­lis­ted for a rob­ocall could speak to his lag­ging ap­prov­al num­bers as he heads to­ward next year’s reelec­tion bid.