A Democratic official in Kentucky told a local radio station Thursday that two men affiliated with the controversial Progress Kentucky super PAC told him they were responsible for the secretly recording one of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s campaign strategy meetings.
Jacob Conway, a member of the Jefferson County Democratic Party’s executive committee, told Louisville’s NPR affiliate two Progress Kentucky employees bragged to him about recording the meeting through a door in McConnell’s office.
Conway said Shawn Reilly and Curtis Morrison told him they snuck into McConnell’s freshly-opened campaign office February 2, not long after McConnell held an open house for GOP activists and media members. They heard the meeting going on through a closed door and recorded it.
“When I guess they heard the tasteless and offensive and tacky things the McConnell campaign was saying, they decided to record it,” Conway [said].