Kentucky Democrat: ‘Mitch McConnell sucks’

Chris Moody
Political Reporter
The Ticket

Kentucky Democrats may not have a candidate to run against Mitch McConnell, the top Republican in the Senate, but at least they know that they don't like him.

Take this comment made by Kentucky Democratic Rep. John Yarmuth at the Jefferson County party's annual Wendell Ford Dinner on Thursday night.

“I can be really brief tonight," Yarmuth said, "and just say, Mitch McConnell sucks."

Louisville television station WHAS-TV has the video:

McConnell's campaign responded in kind.

"The liberals are coming completely unhinged," McConnell campaign spokesman Jesse Benton told Yahoo News in an email. "Between classless lines like Yarmuth's to delusional claims like 'Barack Obama is one of the greatest Presidents in history,' combined with illegal recordings and racists attacks, we clearly see that the Democrat partisans are floundering without a candidate while Mitch fights for Kentucky and remains positioned for re-election."

The likeliest Democratic prospect to run against McConnell is Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, who also spoke at the Thursday fundraiser.