Alison Lundergan Grimes

Local/Regional News
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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Local/Regional News
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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Local/Regional News
8:01 am
Wed March 27, 2013

Deal Reached on Kentucky Military Voting Legislation

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A last-minute deal on legislation that would allow help streamline the voting process by overseas military personnel has cleared the Kentucky General Assembly.

Working until the last minute of the 2013 session, lawmakers went back to the original Senate version of the military voting bill, which allows for electronic sending of ballots to overseas military but snail mail return of the ballot.

State Senator Jimmy Higdon says the measure also sets up a task force to study the electronic return of ballots.

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Local/Regional News
9:00 am
Thu July 26, 2012

Ky. Secretary of State Heading to Middle East

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky's secretary of state is one of a half-dozen from across the country going the Middle East to assist soldiers to vote.

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Local/Regional News
3:52 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

Grandmother of Ky. Secretary of State Dies

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The paternal grandmother of Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes has died. According to a statement from Grimes’ office, Thelma Lundergan McHugh passed away Thursday at her home in Jessamine County. She was 92.

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