Grimes Versus McConnell

Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell says two eastern Kentucky labor unions have endorsed him for re-election.

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.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes ended months of speculation this week when she announced her intention to seek the Democratic nomination for the U-S Senate seat currently held by Republican Mitch McConnell.   For some analysis on the race, which won’t even take place until 2014, we turn to our political blogger Ken Kurtz.