Father Of Democrat Senator Candidate Indicted For Illegal Donations

Alison Lundergan Grimes is a Democrat who mounted an unsuccessful senate campaign against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2014. The media hyped her as much as they could but she still came up short. Now her father, who is a major player in Kentucky Democratic politics, is in deep trouble.

The Associated Press reports:

Alison Lundergan Grimes’ Father Accused Of Campaign Fraud

A federal grand jury on Friday indicted the father of former Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes on charges that he used his company to fund her 2014 campaign and then lied about it.

Jerry Lundergan faces 10 counts that include unlawful campaign contributions, false statements and falsifying records. Dale Emmons, a veteran Democratic political consultant, was also indicted.

Lundergan is a former state lawmaker and chairman of the Kentucky Democratic Party. He has close ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton, both of whom came to campaign for Grimes during her failed 2014 bid to unseat Sen. Mitch McConnell.

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Lundergan’s attorney denied the allegations, saying they were “wrong on the facts and wrong on the law.” He noted Grimes’ campaign and other committees together raised more than $25 million for her 2014 campaign.

“The campaign didn’t need or seek any extra help from Jerry Lundergan or his family-run business,” attorney J. Guthrie True said. “The government’s allegations are misguided, and the evidence will confirm that Jerry Lundergan is innocent of all charges.”

We’ll follow this story to see how it ends. We’re interested to find out of the liberal media will take any interest.


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