HBO's Oliver is right: Mitch McConnell isn't a 'homegrown Kentucky girl'
By Aaron Sharockman
Published on Monday, May 12th, 2014 at 2:43 p.m.
John Oliver decided to have a little fun mocking the U.S. Senate race in Kentucky on his new show, Last Week Tonight.
And he used the Truth-O-Meter to help deliver a punchline.
Oliver showed ads being aired by Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes as a way to poke fun at the race, saying McConnell is bashing Lundergan Grimes because she doesn't like coal while Lundergan Grimes is attacking McConnell for being old.
At one point, Oliver showed a clip of Lundergan Grimes proudly saying she's a "homegrown Kentucky girl" in contrast to McConnell.
"She's not wrong. She's not wrong," Oliver said. "Mitch McConnell is not a homegrown Kentucky girl.
"PolitiFact rates that one as True," Oliver said, as a graphic of our Truth-O-Meter popped up on the screen.
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, HBO, May 11, 2014
Researchers: Aaron Sharockman
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