Super PAC Behind McConnell Recording
A top state Democrat says members of Project Kentucky are responsible
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 11, 2013 5:34 PM CDT
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in February.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(Newser) – So just who recorded a Mitch McConnell strategy session in which he and his aides came up with all kinds of imaginative ways to go after Ashley Judd? Two members of a liberal Super PAC called Project Kentucky, reports public radio station WFPL. And this was no James Bond-style operation, either. Shawn Reilly and Curtis Morrison were in a hallway and could hear McConnell and crew talking behind closed doors. “One of them held the elevator, the other one did the recording and they left," says Jacob Conway of the Jefferson County Democratic Party.

The duo eventually turned their recording over to Mother Jones, which made it public. Conway says the men bragged to him of their deed, and he tells Fox News that he came forward because he thought the stunt showed a "lack of judgment" and he didn't want it to reflect on the Democratic Party, reports Talking Points Memo. The FBI is investigating, though it's unclear whether the men broke any laws if McConnell's meeting could be overheard in a public hallway, notes WFPL.

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Apr 12, 2013 8:15 PM CDT
Apparently the doors to the area they were recording in are sound proof. which means they couldn't have heard them unless they were in the room or the door was open. Someone isn't telling the truth and since they went to Mother Jones (left-wing magazine) first I think that shows who was in the wrong.
Apr 12, 2013 7:46 PM CDT
It is so funny how 10 ago you had a well oiled political machine that was able to rape the middle class and they stumble over themselves, and look like keystone cops chasing themselves
Apr 12, 2013 11:18 AM CDT
This is too funny. Ashley Judd has no business running for office by the way. Good actress though. These guys who illegally recorded were laughing a few days ago, wish i could see them now.