EMILY's List http://wfpl.org en EMILY's List Endorses Alison Lundergan Grimes in Kentucky Senate http://wfpl.org/post/emilys-list-endorses-alison-lundergan-grimes-kentucky-senate <p>The powerful pro-choice group EMILY's List is endorsing Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes in Kentucky's 2014 U.S. Senate race.</p><p>The group had encouraged Grimes to get in the Senate race as early as March, and has been <a href="http://emilyslist.org/what/candidates/alison-lundergan-grimes">helping the first-term secretary of state raise money</a> in a bid to unseat Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell next year.</p><p>In an e-mail to supporters, EMILY's List President Stephanie Schriock called Grimes an "energetic rising star" who can beat McConnell.</p><p>"Mitch McConnell is one of the least liked senators in the country for a reason—he’s hopelessly out-of-touch with the needs of his state," Schriock said. "Alison is working tirelessly to make sure that Kentuckians’ voices are being heard."</p><p>EMILY's List is a political action committee that works to elect Democratic women who support reproductive rights. Last year, the group raised close to $52 million and is known to have an extensive national campaign network.</p><p>Grimes has avoided hot button national topics for the most part and her campaign website doesn't address social issues but rather focuses instead on jobs, veterans issues and protecting entitlements. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 13:01:23 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 6544 at http://wfpl.org EMILY's List Endorses Alison Lundergan Grimes in Kentucky Senate