Alison Lundergan Grimes

Politics
9:17 am
Fri November 7, 2014

What Should Alison Lundergan Grimes Do Next?

Alison Lundergan Grimes

Originally published on Fri November 7, 2014 7:01 am

Half of Kentucky voters are against former U.S. Senate Candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes running for governor in 2015, according to a new poll released this week.

A third of the respondents said Grimes should run, according to the Bluegrass Poll from the Lexington Herald-Leader, The Courier-Journal, WKYT and WHAS-11.

Grimes, a Democrat who currently serves as Kentucky's secretary of state, has not said that she would seek the position.

On Thursday, James Comer, the Republican gubernatorial candidate, mused about a potential matchup.

Read more
Politics
1:48 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

McConnell Takes Five Point Lead in Latest Bluegrass Poll

Originally published on Fri October 31, 2014 10:23 am

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has a five point lead over Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes, according to the latest and final Bluegrass Poll.

Forty-eight percent of likely voters polled say they plan to vote for McConnell, while forty-three percent say they support Grimes. Libertarian David Patterson gets three percent, and six percent of voters are still undecided.

Read more
Education
4:05 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Calloway High School Holds Mock Election, Re-Elects McConnell

Credit Rob Canning

If Kentucky's 2014 elections were up to the students of Calloway County High School, Mitch McConnell would win re-election in the US Senate, Jack Rose would be Murray's next mayor and the county would have a new Parks Tax. 

CCHS held a mock election yesterday for local, state and national seats before the November 4th mid-terms. 

Political science teacher Marshall Ward says the school started administering the exercise every election cycle since 2000 as a way of invigorating young people to vote. 

Read more
Politics
5:10 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Coal Miners Rally for Grimes in Madisonville

Credit Facebook - Kentucky State AFL CIO

Democratic senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes joined United Mine Workers of America International President Cecil Roberts at a rally with the AFL-CIO in Madisonville today in support of her campaign.

Read more
Politics
1:53 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Grimes and McConnell Enter Final Week Before Senate Election

Alison Lundergan Grimes and Mitch McConnell debated for the first and only time earlier this month.

Originally published on Tue October 28, 2014 3:06 pm

With only a week left until the election, U.S. Senate candidates Alison Lundergan Grimes and Mitch McConnell have each launched run-up strategies to mobilize voters.

Read more
Politics
7:38 am
Wed October 22, 2014

Clinton Campaigns for Grimes in Paducah

Credit Lance Dennee

Former President Bill Clinton joined Allison Lundergan Grimes in Paducah Tuesday to help the Democrat campaign for the upcoming U.S. Senate election in Kentucky.

Grimes' father Jerry Lundergan lead Kentucky's Democratic Party when Clinton campaigned in the 90's and the families remain close. 

At the event, held at McCracken County High School, the former president criticized Grimes' opponent, Republican senate minority leader Mitch McConnell.

Read more
Politics
4:06 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Listen Monday to Live Coverage of KET's Grimes/McConnell Debate

Credit Kentucky Secretary of State/U.S. Senate

We've partnered with KET to broadcast their debate between Secretary of State and Democratic candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes and US Senator and Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell on Monday, October 13 at 7 p.m. Central Time.

More about this debate

Read more
Politics
4:50 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

McConnell, Grimes Say No to Sending Ground Troops After Islamic State

Kentucky’s senior U.S. Senator says fighters with the extremist group the “Islamic State” represent a “long-term threat” to the nation.

Republican Mitch McConnell told WKU Public Radio today that there is no serious consideration in Washington about sending American ground troops after the group’s forces in Iraq and Syria. But McConnell described the Islamic State as an organization that will cause the U.S. problems for years to come.

Read more
Politics
3:14 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Republicans and Democrats Vie for Female Votes

Credit stock photo

As we head into the final stretch of the 2014 election season, representatives from the state's two major political parties are making their predictions for Kentucky's most watched November race. Appearing on KET's Kentucky Tonight program Monday, both sides agreed that female voters could play a significant role in the U.S. Senate race.

Read more
Politics
12:05 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Pro-McConnell Super PAC Asks to Rent Grimes' Bus for Same 'Sweetheart Deal'

Alison Lundergan Grimes

Originally published on Sat August 23, 2014 7:29 am

A super PAC supporting Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell is taking advantage of Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes' tour bus controversy by asking if it can use the vehicle for a similar price.

Kentuckians for Strong Leadership sent a letter Thursday to Signature Special Events Services seeking to rent the 45-foot-long bus adorned with Grimes’ photo and logo for $456 per day.

Read more

Pages