Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes is getting fundraising help from a big name in the entertainment industry. Jeffrey Katzenberg is CEO of DreamWorks Animation. He is promoting a series of fundraising receptions for Grimes in Los Angeles on Sept. 26. In an email, Katzenberg introduced Grimes as the challenger to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell in the most important election in the country next year.
Grimes faces Owensboro contractor Ed Marksberry, University of Louisville professor Greg Leichty and Louisville music promoter Bennie J. Smith in the Democratic primary. McConnell faces Louisville businessman Matt Bevin in the Republican primary.