Kentucky SOS Allison Lundergan Grimes to Challenge Sen. Mitch McConnell in 2014
Kentucky SOS Alison Lundergan Grimes to Challenge Sen. Mitch McConnell in 2014 (Kentucky SOS)

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) will get a Democratic stand-out as an opponent in the 2014 election cycle. Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced Monday that she will challenge the Senate Minority Leader.

Lundergan Grimes, 34, said she’s “no stranger” to being an underdog and took a shot at McConnell over recent ads mocking her for taking her time to decide on a campaign bid. She said the five-term Republican’s ads are “based out of fear” of losing his power in Washington.

She also drew a generational and gender distinction between herself and McConnell, 71, who was first elected to the Senate in 1984.

Lundergan Grimes stressed that she was Kentucky’s “only female constitutional officer” and “the youngest secretary of state across the nation that is a female.”

“Kentucky is tired of a senior senator who has lost touch with Kentucky issues, voters and their values,” she said. Source: The Hill

So, I guess Sen. Mitch McConnell won’t mind Alison Lundergan Grimes painting him as a “Golden Boy” as he has painted Hillary Clinton as a “Golden Girl” if she runs for the presidency in 2016.


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