Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) attacked Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell after his campaign claimed in a recent interview that he supported fair pay for women, even though the Kentucky Republican had voted four times against major bills that seek to fix gender pay disparities.
McConnell campaign spokesman Allison More said in a Friday interview with the Associated Press that "as the father of three daughters, fair pay for women is more than a talking point for Sen. McConnell. It's something he's worked to achieve his entire career by setting an example for others and promoting thoughtful policies to ensure talent and overcome bias."
Grimes' campaign was quick to point out that McConnell voted twice against the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and also voted twice against the Paycheck Fairness Act, laws meant to help women facing pay discrimination in the workplace. McConnell's campaign has also highlighted his support for the Violence Against Women Act even though he's consistently voted against legislation meant to reduce domestic violence.
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