Alison Lundergan Grimes

Grimes Files Paperwork For Senate Bid

Jan 9, 2014

Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes has officially filed paperwork for her U.S. Senate campaign in Kentucky.

Grimes Picks Up Key Endorsement In Senate Race

Nov 26, 2013

A national advocate for pay equality for women has endorsed Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes for U.S. Senate.

McConnell Promotes Alternative To 'Obamacare'

Nov 12, 2013

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that President Barack Obama's health care law is beyond repair and should be repealed.

Grimes Wants Health Reform Penalties Postponed

Oct 24, 2013
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Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes is calling for an extension of the March 31 enrollment deadline and a postponement of the $95 non-compliance penalty.

Grimes Outpaces McConnell Since July, Banks $2.5M

Oct 15, 2013

Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes has raised more money than Mitch McConnell since July, banking $2.5 million as of Sept. 30.

Grimes Attacks Obama Administration Over New EPA Coal Regs

Sep 20, 2013

FRANKFORT, Ky.-- Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes is attacking the Obama administration for an EPA ruling that she says will cost coal mining jobs in Kentucky.

Grimes, seeking to replace Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, said Friday that she was "deeply disappointed" by the Environmental Protection Agency's decision to impose stricter limits on carbon pollution from new coal-fired power plants.

Grimes Repeats Call For Higher Minimum Wage

Sep 4, 2013

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes is again pushing the idea of raising the minimum wage in order to grow the middle class.

Grimes, a candidate for U.S. Senate in Kentucky, distributed a news release on Tuesday touting what she believes would be the positive effects of increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.

Citing a Kentucky Center for Economic Policy report, Grimes said raising the minimum wage would affect nearly 30 percent of working Kentuckians.

Judd 'Ready To Fight' Beside Grimes In Senate Race

Jul 2, 2013

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"

Deal Reached on Kentucky Military Voting Legislation

Mar 27, 2013

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.

Ky. Secretary of State Heading to Middle East

Jul 26, 2012

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.