And another when in private.
From Ryan Alessi:
[S]he downplayed any notion of a split in the party even as Beshear has made calls to Democrats on behalf of Walker.
“The governor is leaving this election up to the voters of Kentucky. He is running for re-election as the governor of the commonwealth — not for secretary of state. And at the end of the day, he has one vote,” she said. “I look to work together with Gov. Beshear, hopefully on May 18th, if humble enough to be elected by the citizens of Kentucky. And I think we will make a great team.”
Grimes said she is not aware of any retribution against any of her supporters.
Terrell Renfro said he voluntarily left his job in the Beshear administration to join Grimes’ campaign staff and was not forced out as some unconfirmed reports suggested.
Unfortunately, Grimes’ own family and Louisville-based consultant say Renfro was told to “resign” by the Beshear crew because he supported her instead of Elaine Nogay Walker.
One other now-former Beshear-Abramson campaign consultant was told he couldn’t work for them if he did any work for Grimes, which he now does via Dale Emmons.
Those same folks say the governor is interfering with her campaign AND they’re saying she doesn’t want to be a part of anything Beshear-related if she wins. Which is apparently just huff and bitterness from the longstanding Lundergan-Beshear feud.
It’d be nice to have a candidate who didn’t talk out of both sides of their mouth. Particularly one with such a bright political future.
UPDATE @ 12:53: Alison’s consultant just texted me to say, “You got it right.”
If we got it right, then maybe Alison should clarify what she said to Alessi. Additionally, Alison’s camp says it was Hayden who told Renfro to leave.