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

(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.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in February.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in February.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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