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The following video is probably the most revealing yet of Alison Grimes and what may be a hint as to her intentions, even though she hasn't given a decision on running to challenge Mitch McConnell for re-election in 2014:


LOUISVILLE, Ky (WHAS11) -- Alison Lundergan Grimes, the leading potential 2014 Democratic challenger to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky), is acknowledging rumors of an imminent decision and says she "very watchful" of ongoing Senate issues, yet is not yet ready to announce whether she will enter the race.

In her first specific comments on what would be a priority for her if elected, Grimes singled out immigration reform.

"My hope is that our current senior senator will not block the efforts of the bipartisan work that the Gang of Eight is trying to do for immigration reform," Grimes said in an interview with WHAS11.  

"As the issues are going on, especially the ongoing negotiations and meetings, (I) look forward to -- should I decide to get into this race -- having further substantive conversations with you about those," Grimes said.

Note that Grimes says should I decide to get into this race and she exerted no hesitancy here.

With the U.S. Supreme Court striking down the most critical portion of the Voting Rights Act earlier today, now may be more important than ever for Alison Grimes to make her final decision on running for the U.S. Senate.  She is, after all, Secretary of State for Kentucky.

Originally posted to pipsorcle on Tue Jun 25, 2013 at 02:24 PM PDT.

Also republished by My Old Kentucky Kos.


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  •  As frustrating as waiting is (0+ / 0-)

    I dont mind Grimes waiting, making sure she is well versed on federal issues, because McConnell will unleash a lot of criticism once she enters the race.

  •  Grimes should take my advice (1+ / 0-)
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    Wait until as close to the filing deadline as possible before actually entering the race. McConnell will probably have tens of millions of dollars at his own disposal, and pro-McConnell front groups probably have an even bigger sum of money at their disposal.

    "It's not enough to be in the majority, you have to stand for something." -Russ Feingold

    by DownstateDemocrat on Tue Jun 25, 2013 at 04:18:17 PM PDT

  •  I live in TX, so..... (0+ / 0-)

       Could the recent vote Kentucky's 56th State House District be an indicator of a changing electorate?  

          Yes, McConnell will have the GOP and Koch et al money, but is that the only game in town in KY.  


    •  Not really... (0+ / 0-)

      The 56th is my district.  

      Kentucky is somewhat bipolar in its electoral history; they've gone solidly red in Federal offices (Romney/McCain/Bush/Bush for President, Congressional delegation currently 8-1 GOP) while generally keeping Democrats in control of the state government (the state House has been in Democratic control since 1920 or so, and we've only elected 2 Republican governors since 1947 (Nunn in 1967, Fletcher in 2003).

      That said, I do think McConnell will have a battle on his hands this time around.  His winning margin was only 53-47 in his 2008 reelection, and that was in a Presidential year that saw Kentucky go 57-41 for McCain.

      The word "parent" is supposed to be a VERB, people...

      by wesmorgan1 on Tue Jun 25, 2013 at 07:30:12 PM PDT

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