Thelma Lundergan McHugh http://wfpl.org en Grimes's Grandmother Dies at 92 http://wfpl.org/post/grimess-grandmother-dies-92 <p>The paternal grandmother of Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes who appeared in TV ads during her granddaughter&#39;s successful campaign last year has died.</p><p>Thelma Lundergan McHugh died at her home in Jessamine County, surrounded by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and loved ones. She was 92.</p><p>&quot;My grandmother instilled in me the confidence that I could accomplish anything I put my mind to and taught me by example the importance of being involved in my community,&quot; Grimes said in a news release.</p><p>Last fall, McHugh filmed a 30-second spot for Grimes during the 2011 general election along with the secretary of state&#39;s other maternal grandmother, Elsie Case. Political observers credited the commercial&#39;s creativity and positive pitch during an overall negative campaign season.</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/nDRbHR_1Jlw" width="540"></iframe></p><p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 19:55:16 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 742 at http://wfpl.org