Grimes Snaps At Reporter For Questioning Her Attendance Record

Alison Lundergan Grimes lost her cool Monday when a reporter questioned her attendance record as Kentucky’s secretary of state.

Grimes, the Democratic candidate for the Kentucky U.S. Senate seat, deflected the Lexington Herald-Leader reporter’s pointed questions on her attendance. Instead, she turned to opponent Sen. Mitch McConnell’s own attendance record, and stuck to talking points on the campaign event.

"How many days of work would you say you’ve missed in the last year?" reporter Sam Youngman asked.

"I’ll stack my record up against Mitch McConnell’s any day," Grimes said.

When Youngman pressed further, Grimes snapped back, "Would you like to ask a question directly, or let me finish?"

Recent polls show Grimes trails Sen. McConnell by four points.