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Grimes Points Out McConnell Lie On Fair Pay

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Grimes' campaign hit back by touting a memo listing her stances on childcare, expanding access to education, preventing domestic violence, increasing the minimum wage and and pay equity in the workplace. The campaign also announced on Tuesday the endorsement of Lilly Ledbetter, the namesake behind the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and a woman who unknowingly faced pay discrimination for years while working in a Goodyear tire plant.

"Alison Lundergan Grimes will fight every day for fairness and for better lives for Kentucky women and their families," Ledbetter says in the endorsement released Tuesday. "Meanwhile, Mitch McConnell will continue to serve the demands of big corporate donors. The choice for Kentucky women -- for all Kentuckians -- is clear."

In the memo, Grimes calls for tax breaks for Kentucky businesses that provide on-site child care, reducing pay inequity and increasing the minimum wage, and supporting legislation to prevent domestic violence.

"As Kentucky's first woman Senator, Alison Lundergan Grimes will continue being a staunch advocate for women and their families," Grimes spokeswoman Charly Norton wrote in the memo. "She will seek common ground and work across the aisle for solutions that put Kentucky and our country back on the right track. The contrast with Mitch McConnell could not be starker."

Read the memo below:

FINAL 11.25.13_Women's Paper

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