GOP tweets altered image of Grimes as 'Obama Girl'

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The National Republican Senatorial Committee says disciplinary action has been taken against a junior staffer who tweeted an "extremely offensive" photo-shopped image of Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes.

The image shows Grimes' face superimposed on the body of "Obama Girl," a model who made racy videos about her crush on then-Sen. Barack Obama in 2007. The woman is wearing a snug-fitting Obama T-shirt with her midriff showing.

Grimes is the Democratic front-runner for her party's nomination to take on U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell also faces a GOP primary challenger, Louisville businessman Matt Bevin.

In a statement, Grimes condemned the tweet as "sexist."

NRSC spokeswoman Brook Hougesen called the tweet "extremely offensive" and said Tuesday that steps have been taken to ensure that such an occurrence never happens again.

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