Democrats Reverse, Pour Money Back Into Kentucky Senate Race


WASHINGTON -- Emboldened by new polling showing a tight race for Senate in Kentucky, Democrats are recommitting funds to boost Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes, who is mounting a long-shot bid to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R).

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee will go back on the air in the Bluegrass State with $650,000 in television ad money, a DSCC official confirmed to The Huffington Post on Wednesday. The party organization, which works to elect Democrats to the Senate, went dark in the race last week. The official explained the change in tactics due to the fact that undecided voters are breaking toward Grimes.

The news was first reported by Politico.

The move was met by derision from Brad Dayspring, a spokesman for the Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee, who mocked the decision on Twitter.

"DSCC back throwing spaghetti at the wall again today, this time in Kentucky," he said.

The decision to re-enter the race comes after a Bluegrass Poll found the two candidates in a virtual dead heat with less than two weeks until Election Day. McConnell leads by a slim margin in the survey, 44 percent to 43 percent among likely voters.

HuffPost Pollster, which averages all publicly available polling data in the race, currently shows McConnell up by a larger margin.

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