Alison Lundergan Grimes ducked repeated questions about whether she backed President Obama in past elections during a visit with the Louisville Courier-Journal editorial board on Thursday.
The Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate first dodged the question by saying the election was not about the president, but ”about making sure we put Kentuckians back to work.”
During another attempt at answering the question, Grimes noted that she was a delegate for Hillary Clinton in 2008. “I think Kentuckians know that I’m a Clinton Democrat through and through,” she said.
She went on to ask the editorial board to “respect the sanctity of the ballot box.”
In one final go at it, Grimes responded that the president wasn’t on the ballot in Kentucky, and that she was going to focus on her opponent, Mitch McConnell.