Grimes Not Commenting On Potential Senate Bid

Mar 21, 2013


Speculation is swirling in the national media whether Kentucky's Secretary of State will eventually announce her intention to challenge Republican Mitch McConnell for his Senate seat in 2014.  Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes was on the UK campus Wednesday to lead a panel discussion on civic engagement and was asked more than once to comment on the rumors.

The secretary, however, was more comfortable talking about the fate of the so-called military voting bill, currently in legislative limbo.

 “My focus has been on the legislative session right now and I'm making sure Senate Bill 1 comes out a strong piece of legislation that can really help our men and women in uniform to make sure that we don't have to problem we had last year which is 300 ballots not being able to be counted,” Grimes said.

Grimes is the second prominent female Democrat rumored to be interested in the job.  Kentucky native Ashley Judd has said she is taking a hard look at the race and is expected to make her intentions known around Derby Day.