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KENTUCKY SENATE-MCCONNELL JOBS
Grimes criticizes McConnell over jobs comment; McConnell said remarks taken out of context
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, April 24, 2014 9:54 PM EDT
A local newspaper story that quoted Mitch McConnell as saying it is "not my job" to bring employment to a struggling Kentucky County has unleashed yet another round of feuding in one of the country's most competitive Senate races.
Democratic candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes called McConnell's comments reprehensible and said creating jobs will be her top priority.
McConnell said his comments were taken out of context. He said all government officials should promote policies that create jobs, including a bill he sponsored that would lower federal taxes for areas that have high unemployment rates.