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Grimes to Run for Re-election as Sec. of State
By The Associated Press
LEXINGTON, KY - Alison Lundergan Grimes will run for re-election as Kentucky secretary of state, ending months of speculation about the former Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate's political plans for 2015.
 
The decision likely clears the way for Attorney General Jack Conway to become the party's nominee for governor. The filing deadline is 4 p.m. Tuesday, and nearly every other potential Democratic challenger has announced plans not to run.
 
Grimes spent more than $18 million in 2014 trying to unseat the now-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in a race that garnered her national attention.

But a 15-point drubbing at the polls in November likely limited her options in 2015. Grimes does have an aggressive state legislative agenda planned that could set herself up for another attempt at federal office in 2016.

 


Published 12:03 PM, Monday Jan. 26, 2015
Updated 09:25 PM, Tuesday Jan. 27, 2015

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