Skip to comments.While stumping for Grimes, U.S. Senate Ag Chair [Stabenow] says she forgot about McConnell
Posted on 02/18/2014 8:02:12 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
EMINENCE At the same time U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell toured Eastern Kentucky lauding his work on the passage of the Farm Bill, the Democratic chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee told a crowd in Henry County that she forgot McConnell was even on the committee.
Now, the reason that I had forgotten that is because he has never attended a meeting in the three years I have chaired the committee, U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan.
Stabenow stumped for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes in Kentucky farm country Monday afternoon and later at a town-hall style meeting in Bellevue.
Its not uncommon for leaders to miss committee meetings, but Stabenow said that former Democratic leader Tom Daschle attended meetings when they were important, such as negotiations on the Farm Bill.
Stabenow said that she was never approached by McConnell to add a provision allowing hemp pilot projects in the state as part of the final bill.
There are only two people from Kentucky who have ever talked to me about Kentucky agriculture. One is your governor and the other is Alison Grimes, Stabenow said.
Stabenow is the first female elected into the U.S. Senate in Michigan, and she defeated a Republican incumbent, Spencer Abraham, to win the position.
Grimes said in her speech that she let Stabenow not U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, know that her number one committee assignment would be to the Agriculture Committee. Grimes has come under fire by Republicans throughout the campaign who have said she will be a rubber stamp for Reid and President Barack Obama.
We need her. I need her. I need another person who has some common sense which is not so common these days, Stabenow said in her speech.
While McConnell took credit for protecting the hemp portion of the Farm Bill, Grimes criticized McConnell for not spurring action sooner.
(McConnell) stalled and then stalled some more. And it wasnt until we urged and communication and worked with Senator Stabenow that we saw the Farm Bill actually come to fruition this year, Grimes said. Proud to have led on the issue thats what Kentuckians need and deserve.
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Grimes wants this to be a staple of her campaign - that she'll help keep far-left liberals like Stabenow Chairing committees? Stabenow is the pinnacle of common sense?
Stabmenow is a hideous HAG! Kentucky, you would have to go full-re7ard to elect Grimer.
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McConnell did not attend those meetings because he has been to busy
scheming and attacking conservatives.
Thanks Republican Wildcat.
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Posted on 2/18/2014 11:28:03 PM by Republican Wildcat
Well, I’m pretty sure that he was not at the gym.
She's lucky. I wish I could do that.
How did that Citiot Stab me now end up on agriculture?
Well who are you going to vote for if McConnell ends up being the candidate. I would imagine that would be a hard vote for any body living in Kentucky.
Well, she is a cow.
That's why the new farm bill consists of 70% food stamps, 20% graft and maybe 10% useful spending, if that.
Started decades ago, brought to collapse by Stabenow. Seriously, if Grimes thinks Stabenow will help her in KY, then how much would an Obama visit help?
I was thinking “Why would a senator from an industrialized state like Michigan be on an agriculture committee?” Then I realized it’s not industrialized anymore.
I’m just dreading that possibility. Cross the bridge when we come to it. Right now, there is still time to get Bevin over the finish line in the primary.
Michigan is actually a very rural state outside of about 10 counties. I’m just outside Ann Arbor and there’s farms here too.