Grimes Kicks Off Senate Campaign This Week
LEXINGTON, KY - Almost a month after announcing she would run for the U.S. Senate, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes will officially kick off her campaign in her hometown of Lexington.
The 34-year-old Democrat seeks to unseat Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, who will have served thirty years in the Senate when the election is held in November 2014.
Grimes' campaign said Governor Steve Beshear will join her for the event.
The kickoff happens just a few days before the annual Fancy Farm picnic this weekend. The campaigns of both Grimes and McConnell have said their candidates will attend the afternoon of stump speeches Saturday.
Louisville businessman Matt Bevin, who said last week he would run in the GOP primary, also plans to be at Fancy Farm.