UPDATE: Grimes Touts Her Role as Secretary of State in Ad

By Associated Press | 


Kentucky's U.S. Senate candidates launched new statewide TV ads on Friday ahead of the Labor Day holiday weekend.

Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes' 30-second ad touts her push for a state law that created a new ballot delivery system for overseas military voters and describes how she volunteered as an attorney to assist domestic violence victims. Grimes said she knows how to fight for those with no voice and win.

McConnell's ad criticizes Grimes for being a delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention that nominated Barack Obama for president. The ad says Obama's energy policies will bankrupt Kentucky's coal industry and says Obama needs Grimes to defeat McConnell.

Grimes was a delegate for Hillary Clinton in 2008 and a delegate for Obama in 2012. She has said Obama is wrong about coal.

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes has released a new TV ad focusing on her roles as Kentucky's secretary of state and as an attorney defending victims of domestic violence.

In the 30-second ad debuting Friday, Grimes touts her push for a state law that created a new ballot delivery system for military voters.

The law allows military members to receive their ballots by Internet but requires them to return the ballots through the regular mail.

Kentucky is home to two Army posts at Fort Campbell and Fort Knox.

Grimes also says she volunteered her time as an attorney to assist victims of domestic violence. She says she knows how to fight for people with "no voice" and win.

Grimes is challenging five-term Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell in November.

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