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Grimes Coy About Potential Run for U.S. Senate

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Democratic Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes still isn't saying whether she's seriously considering a U.S. Senate bid.

Grimes acknowledged Wednesday that she's being encouraged to run for the seat now held by Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell. But Grimes, a rising star in the Kentucky Democratic Party, said she's solely focused right now on getting legislation passed in Kentucky that would ensure soldiers deployed oversees get their election ballots counted back home.

Grimes, the state's top election official, said the military voting issue will be her top priority until the Legislature adjourns Tuesday.

Grimes is one of at least two potential challengers that Democratic leaders have been courting to run against McConnell. Actress Ashley Judd, a former Kentucky resident now living in Tennessee, also is mulling a run.


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