Allison Grimes

Grimes Distancing Herself from Obama

May 21, 2014

Kentucky's expected U.S. Senatorial race is on with Incumbent  Senator Mitch McConnell and Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes as the Republican and Democratic party choices.  Grimes easily outdistanced three fellow Democrats.   

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell defeated primary challenger Matt Bevin in the primary election Tuesday. But Bevin says he isn’t ready to back the senator. 

The race for Kentucky Secretary of State features four candidates - two Republicans and two Democrats -- who want the job of overseeing the Commonwealth's elections and business filings. Kentucky Public Radio's Brenna Angel takes a look at the two Democratic hopefuls, Elaine Walker of Bowling Green and Alison Lundergan Grimes of Lexington.

After giving her campaign a personal loan, Kentucky Secretary of State Elaine Walker was able to launch a television advertisement in her Democratic primary contest against challenger Allison Lundergran Grimes. This is a bit of a surprise considering Walker initially said she wasn’t going to go beyond direct mailers and robocalls, but the former mayor of Bowling Green appears to be taking this race seriously—albeit in the last few days of the campaign.