It appears that the campaign of Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell is highly upset that someone allegedly violated their privacy rights. This reaction followed the publicly released audio of a private meeting with McConnell and campaign staffers that plotted about how best to deal with an Ashley Judd candidacy they might have to face in 2014. The tape had McConnell and staffers discussing how they could smear Ashley Judd should she be the Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate next year by using her mental health history and religious views against her.
Jesse Benton, McConnell’s campaign manager, cried foul about the released audio to what he referred to as “opposition research on Ashley Judd”
“This kind of stuff just has no place in a free society, governor. This is Gestapo kind of scare tactics. We’re not going to stand for it. Kentuckians shouldn’t stand for it and the American people regardless of their personal political persuasion should not stand for this.”
“I haven’t seen anything like this in my 15 years doing this professionally. I think it’s speaking to the desperation of the left right now, going beyond the pale of decency that our society should tolerate.” SOURCE