Alison Lundergan Grimes

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4:47 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Polls Offer Different Early Snapshots Of McConnell-Grimes Race

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FRANKFORT, Ky. - A poll by Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling shows Senator Mitch McConnell trailing Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes by one percentage point, but the Republican Minority Leader’s campaign is labeling the poll  as “fictitious.”

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8:53 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Alison Lundergan Grimes Makes It Official

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes officially kicked off her campaign Tuesday night in Lexington. The state’s top Democrats were on hand to lend their support.

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12:04 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Democratic Senate Candidate Ed Marksberry Sues Ky. Democratic Party

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The Kentucky Democratic Party’s push to generate momentum for Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes has fellow Democratic candidate Ed Marksberry crying foul.

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7:18 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Grimes To Officially Kickoff Campaign Tonight In Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Almost a month after announcing she would run for the U.S. Senate, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes will kick off her campaign in her hometown of Lexington.

Grimes' campaign said Gov. Steve Beshear will join her for the event, scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday.

The 34-year-old Democrat is seeking to unseat Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, who will have served 30 years in the Senate when the election is held in November 2014.

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10:10 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Alison Lundergan Grimes Calls Mitch McConnell's Leadership Spiteful, Petty in Kick-Off Ad

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Speaking directly to Republican Senator Mitch McConnell, Democratic candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes says she plans to hold the GOP accountable in next year's election.

In a nearly four minute kick-off ad, Grimes says she doesn't always agree with President Obama, but that McConnell is blocking legislation that would've helped Kentuckians out of spite.

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12:06 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

County Clerk Files Ethics Complaint Against Grimes

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A county clerk in southeastern Kentucky has asked the Executive Branch Ethics Commission to determine the propriety of a fundraising email sent to government email accounts by Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes last week.

Republican Laurel County Clerk Dean Johnson filed the complaint on Thursday, a week after receiving the email from Grimes, a candidate for U.S. Senate.

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8:31 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Beshear Had No Advance Knowledge Of Grimes Announcement

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear acknowledged Tuesday he wasn't given a heads-up before fellow Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes announced her U.S. Senate bid last week, but said he didn't see the lack of a courtesy call or an invitation to the event as a slight.

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7:28 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Judd 'Ready To Fight' Beside Grimes In Senate Race

FRANKFORT, Ky.  -- Actress Ashley Judd says she's "ready to fight" beside Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Kentucky secretary of state who announced Monday that she would challenge Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell next year.

Judd, who had considered the race herself, showed her support for Grimes in a tweet Tuesday.

Judd wrote, "Even in thick woods outstanding news filters through. Thrilled for the people of KY & ready to fight beside"

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4:04 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Grimes To Challenge McConnell For U-Senate Seat

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said Monday she will take on Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, ending the search by Democrats to find a competitive challenger ahead of next year's election.

Grimes, who had been touted as the Democrats' best hope of unseating McConnell, began seriously considering the race after actress Ashley Judd opted out in March.

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7:44 pm
Sun May 12, 2013

Strategy Could Give Grimes Shot At U-S Senate

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes could be a strong challenger in next year's U.S. Senate race if she runs as a Washington outsider against both Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and President Barack Obama.

University of Kentucky political scientist Ernie Yanarella said if Grimes decides to get into the race she will have to set herself apart from Obama, particularly on the coal industry that has proven so influential in Kentucky politics.

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