Alison Lundergan Grimes

Secy. of State Grimes Promotes Registration, Voting

Aug 11, 2016
John Hingsbergen

Kentucky’s Secretary of State is encouraging eligible voters to register and participate in this year’s general election.  Secretary Alison Lundergran Grimes spoke Thursday at a breakfast meeting sponsored by the Richmond Chamber of Commerce. 

In addition to the very visible presidential election, every seat of the state’s House of Representatives, half of the Senate and some state Supreme Court races will be on the ballot November 8th.

Online Voter Registration Now Available in Kentucky

Mar 14, 2016
Stu Johnson / WEKU News

Kentuckians can now register to vote online.  Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes made the formal announcement Monday at the state capitol. Grimes said there are protections in place to ensure those who are ineligible to vote are not able to register. “You have to provide your social security number, your date of birth," Grimes said. "Those are the keys to accessing the system to make sure that only the eligible voters here in Kentucky are registering.”

Grimes says as with in-person registration, criminal charges can be leveled against violators.  

Early Voting Bill Clears Ky. House Committee

Mar 8, 2016
Stu Johnson / WEKU News

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is lobbying state lawmakers to pass an expanded early voting bill.  The measure won the approval of the House Elections, Constitutional Amendments, and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee Monday.  Grimes drafted Tennessee’s Secretary of State, Tre Hargett, to testify in support of the measure.  Hargett said Tennessee’s 20 year old early voting law is working.  “It allows you to spread that work out over a certain period of time," Hargett said.

Alison Lundergan Grimes is seeking another term as Kentucky’s Secretary of State.

Democratic Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says she will run for statewide office this year.

Following loss, Grimes Pledges to Keep Fighting for Kentucky

Nov 5, 2014
Abby Oldham


What had been a relatively tight race for U.S. Senate in Kentucky turned out to be a substantial win for the incumbent leader in the 100 member Senate.

President Barack Obama is playing a starring role in Kentucky's hotly contested Senate race despite Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes' efforts to distance herself from him.

Centre College Withdraws Invitation for US Senate Debate

Aug 26, 2014

Centre College will not host a debate between incumbent U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell and challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes. / Lexington Herald Leader

Senator Mitch McConnell has accepted an invitation to debate Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes on Kentucky Educational Television in October. 

McConnell and Rogers Tour Coal Country

Aug 7, 2014

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is touring eastern Kentucky in his campaign against Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes. Along for the ride, is veteran Republican U.S. Representative Hal Rogers. 

Clinton Rallies for Grimes

Aug 6, 2014
Jonese Franklin

Alison Lundergan Grimes is using a little star power on the campaign trail.  Former President Bill Clinton Wednesday made two stops in Kentucky with the senate hopeful. 

Immediately after taking the stage at the Carrick House in Lexington, Grimes made it clear to the large, enthusiastic crowd that she rejects any labels her opponent Senator Mitch McConnell has tried to give her. Grimes said there is a brand she will be gladly accept.

“One label, though that I will proudly wear is that of a Clinton Democrat. I am a Clinton Democrat,” said Grimes.

Hundreds Cheer, Jeer Kentucky's Senate Candidates

Aug 2, 2014
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FANCY FARM, Ky. (AP) — Hundreds of people have flocked to a small Kentucky town to cheer and jeer Senate candidates Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes as they take pokes at each other in an annual bit of political theater.

The 134th Fancy Farm picnic is a fundraiser for the St. Jerome Catholic Church and marks the official start of Kentucky's campaign season.

The Republican leader of the Senate, McConnell is locked in one of the closest Senate races in the country.

The Fancy Farm Picnic’s political chair Mark Wilson says Democrats and Republicans offered positive feedback following a conference call to encourage a more civil atmosphere at this year's picnic.

  Wilson, along with St. Jerome Parish pastor Darrell Venters, orchestrated the phone call last week that included Kentucky Democratic Party chair Dan Logsdon, Republican party chair Steve Robertson and the campaign managers for both Sen. Mitch McConnell and Senate hopeful Alison Lundergan Grimes.

Centre College Proposes Senatorial Debate

Jul 17, 2014
Pam Wright / Advocate Messenger

Centre College President John A. Roush announced Thursday that the college has formally proposed to host a debate for Kentucky's U.S. Senate race.

The announcement came at a news conference in front of Centre College's Norton Center for the Arts, where both the 2000 and 2012 vice presidential debates took place.