Grimes' Fundraising Email Causing Consternation

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Some county clerks have complained about a fundraising request they received this week from Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky's chief election official who is running for U.S. Senate against Republican Mitch McConnell.

The email went to people who had signed up to receive email notices from Grimes' Senate campaign -- and apparently some who had not.

Oldham County Clerk Julie Barr, a Republican, said she was surprised to receive the solicitation. Barr, president of the Kentucky County Clerks Association, said she considered it inappropriate because Grimes has oversight of county clerks on elections.

Grimes political adviser Jonathan Hurst said the email was intended only for people who had requested campaign updates. He suggested that political opponents might have signed up people unaware.

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