As media endorsement season begins one Northern Kentucky area publication has endorsed Mitch McConnell for U.S. Senate, no real surprise.
They didn't have many nice things to say about either candidate but it seems this endorsement was a true hold-your-nose moment from the Cincinnati Enquirer Editorial Board. This quote sums it up with regard to the bashing they gave McConnell.
McConnell, who's as cynical a political operative as they come, hasn't explained nearly enough how his 30 years in office have helped the average Kentuckian. Instead he has tried to link Grimes at every turn with President Barack Obama, an unpopular figure in the state. Cincinnati Enquirer
What positive things did they have to say about McConnell? Nothing really...
Given the difficult choice, we endorse McConnell for re-election. While it's unclear whether Kentucky residents benefit from having their own senator serve as minority leader – or potentially majority leader – McConnell does have experience and influence in Washington, as well as a thorough command of the policy and security issues the country faces. Cincinnati Enquirer
It is sad that Alison Lundergan Grimes couldn't shine through her shielded persona just a little bit. If she would have created just one tiny instance of hope on the campaign trail she would have received this endorsement.
While the public in Kenton, Boone, and Campbell Counties may not actually read the endorsement article they will surely be hammered with McConnell campaign ads touting the endorsement. Grimes doesn't have much of a chance in those counties anyway, so it doesn'y really matter. But Grimes needs to hold within 12% in in these counties or she will have a tough time on election day.