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Jul 1, 2013 3:41 PM

Grimes Announces Run Against McConnell in 2014 Senate Race

Kentucky Secretary Of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced in a press conference Monday afternoon she will run against Mitch McConnell in next year's election for Kentucky U.S. Senate.

Grimes is thought to be the Democrats' best hope of unseating McConnell, the Senate Republican Leader. Grimes had been considering whether to throw her hat into the race for the past several months. Senator Mitch McConnell released a statement in regards to the announcement from Alison Grimes.

"Accepting the invitation from countless Washington liberals to become President Obama's Kentucky candidate was a courageous decision by Alison Lundergan Grimes and I look forward to a respectful exchange of ideas. The next sixteen months will provide a great opportunity for Kentuckians to contrast a liberal agenda that promotes a war on coal families and government rationed health care with someone who works everyday to protect Kentuckians from those bad ideas. Together we've invested a lot to ensure that Kentucky's voice in the U.S. Senate is heard from the front of the line rather than the back-bench and I intend to earn the support to keep it there."

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