campaigns en Grimes' Grandmother Dies at 92 The paternal grandmother of Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes who appeared in TV ads during her granddaughter&#39;s successful campaign last year has died.<p>Thelma Lundergan McHugh died at her home in Jessamine County, surrounded by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and loved ones. She was 92.<p>"My grandmother instilled in me the confidence that I could accomplish anything I put my mind to and taught me by example the importance of being involved in my community," Grimes said in a news release.<p>Last fall, McHugh filmed a 30-second spot for Grimes during the 2011 general election along with the secretary of state&#39;s other maternal grandmother, Elsie Case. Political observers credited the commercial&#39;s creativity and positive pitch during an overall negative campaign season.<p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="" width="540"></iframe><p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 20:02:27 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey (KPR) 18482 at O’Connor Claims Elections are Corrupting the Legal System <p>Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O&rsquo;Connor says the money involved in direct judicial elections is corrupting the legal system. Wed, 06 Jun 2012 19:20:42 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 18269 at O’Connor Claims Elections are Corrupting the Legal System