Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes http://wfpl.org en Fancy Farm Update: Matt Bevin In, Steve Beshear Out http://wfpl.org/post/fancy-farm-update-matt-bevin-steve-beshear-out <p>Fresh from <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/republican-senate-candidate-matt-bevin-touts-conservative-beliefs-differences-mitch-mcconnell">his campaign launch</a>, Republican Senate candidate Matt Bevin will speak at this year's annual Fancy Farm picnic.</p><p>Bevin faces Senator Mitch McConnell in the GOP primary. McConnell will also speak at Fancy Farm, as will Democratic candidate and Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes.</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 16:51:15 +0000 Gabe Bullard 6240 at http://wfpl.org Fancy Farm Update: Matt Bevin In, Steve Beshear Out Now Heather French Henry? Less Prominent Candidates May Hurt Democrats' Senate Hopes http://wfpl.org/post/now-heather-french-henry-less-prominent-candidates-may-hurt-democrats-senate-hopes <p>Now it's Heather French Henry's turn.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The former Miss America has joined a list of half a dozen party activists or leaders waiting for Kentucky Secretary of State Alison&nbsp;</span>Lundergan<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Grimes to decide whether she'll run in 2014 against Mitch McConnell for his U.S. Senate seat.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 22 May 2013 17:32:26 +0000 Kenny Colston 5499 at http://wfpl.org Now Heather French Henry? Less Prominent Candidates May Hurt Democrats' Senate Hopes Who Runs Against McConnell in 2014? Not Judd or Grimes, Stumbo Says http://wfpl.org/post/who-runs-against-mcconnell-2014-not-judd-or-grimes-stumbo-says <p></p><p></p><p>To date, the chatter over who'll challenge U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell in 2014 has centered around actress/activist Ashley Judd.</p><p>And, if not Judd, then Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Kentucky secretary of state.</p><p>A top Kentucky Democrat is saying that McConnell's Democratic challenger will be neither of the women.</p><p>In a recent interview, House Speaker Greg Stumbo said Judd's candidacy would face an obstacle from her position against mountaintop removal coal mining. In fact, he said her name shouldn't even be in discussion.</p> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 19:44:04 +0000 Kenny Colston 2561 at http://wfpl.org Who Runs Against McConnell in 2014? Not Judd or Grimes, Stumbo Says Edelen Says He'll Support Grimes, Not Ashley Judd, For U.S. Senate Race http://wfpl.org/post/edelen-says-hell-support-grimes-not-ashley-judd-us-senate-race <p></p><p>Ashley Judd is the most discussed potential Democratic candidate to challenge U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell' for his seat in 2014, but not all Kentucky Democratic statewide officers are supporting the idea.</p><p></p><p>Auditor Adam&nbsp;Edelen&nbsp;said&nbsp;he'll be encouraging and supporting Alison Lundergan Grimes,&nbsp;the Kentucky secretary of state, for the 2014 senate race --&nbsp;because of Grimes' focus on state, not national, issues.</p> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 15:51:16 +0000 Kenny Colston 2517 at http://wfpl.org Edelen Says He'll Support Grimes, Not Ashley Judd, For U.S. Senate Race Conway Says He Won't Run in 2014, Edelen 'Highly Unlikely' http://wfpl.org/post/conway-says-he-wont-run-2014-edelen-highly-unlikely <p>Two of Kentucky's highest profile Democrats say they are not interested in taking on U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell in 2014.&nbsp;</p><p>Attorney General Jack Conway, who ran for Senate in 2010 against Republican Rand Paul, tells Kentucky Public Radio he isn't interested in running for the chamber again.</p><p>“I cannot forsee a scenario where I would run for the Senate in 2014, because I stated on several occasions when I ran for re-election as attorney general that I would finish out that term as attorney general,” he says.</p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 16:35:20 +0000 Kenny Colston 1393 at http://wfpl.org Conway Says He Won't Run in 2014, Edelen 'Highly Unlikely' Twelve Percent Turnout Expected for Kentucky Primaries http://wfpl.org/post/twelve-percent-turnout-expected-kentucky-primaries <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Kentucky elections officials once again expect most voters to ignore Tuesday&rsquo;s primaries.</p><p>Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is predicting turnout between 10 and 12 percent. Low turnout has plagued Kentucky elections for the last few cycles. About a third of voters cast ballots in the 2008 and 2010 primaries.</p><p>Grimes says the lack of competitive primaries for President, Congress and the General Assembly will keep most voters at home.</p> Thu, 17 May 2012 21:21:00 +0000 Kenny Colston 374 at http://wfpl.org Conway, Grimes Team Up to Prevent Voter Fraud http://wfpl.org/post/conway-grimes-team-prevent-voter-fraud <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 08 May 2012 19:52:00 +0000 Kenny Colston 365 at http://wfpl.org