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I received three campaign fundraising e-mails from three Senators I really respect for Alison Lundergan Grimes (D. KY) U.S. Senate bid.  I know it might be bit much to reference both their e-mails but I think it's great to see Senators help with Grimes' efforts to defeat Mitch McConnell (R. KY) next year.  The first came from Senator Kay Hagan (D. NC):
Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., hosts  
If you haven't heard of Alison Lundergan Grimes, you're missing out.

Alison is the Secretary of State of Kentucky. And she's running to represent Kentucky families in the United States Senate. Now, I know what you might think -- Kentucky is a long way from North Carolina. But we've got more in common than you might think.

For one, both Alison and I are committed to getting people back to work in good-paying jobs, cutting wasteful spending in the federal budget, and preserving the promise of Medicare and Social Security.

And second, we're going to have two of the hardest-fought campaigns of 2014.

Kentucky Secretary of State and Democratic canidate for U.S. Senate, Alison Lundergan Grimes addresses the Kentucky County Judge Executive Association and the Kentucky Magistrates and Commissioners Association Joint Convention Thursday July 18, 2013 , in Louisville, Ky. Grimes is running against Mitch McConnell (R-Ky), and it was her first public appearance since announcing her candidacy July 1st. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
Alison needs to build a grassroots network just like ours -- strong, energized, and ready to fight. And she needs our help. Alison just kicked off her campaign -- and she's working to build her grassroots network. Click here to join me in supporting her, and sign up to get updates from her campaign:

But most of all, Alison Lundergan Grimes wants to come to Washington to get things done. She wants to end the gridlock, and work to get the U.S. Senate working again.

Whether you're from Kentucky or North Carolina -- that's the kind of leadership that will benefit us all.

Alison is ready to go. But if she's going to win, she needs our help. Join me in supporting Alison today:

Thank you for everything you do. And thank you for helping out Alison Lundergan Grimes.


You can click here to sign up for her campaign:

The second e-mail I received today came from Senator Tom Udall (D. NM) in support of Grimes' candidacy:

Washington isn't working. The gridlock and obstructionism we're seeing is unprecedented. In today's politics, we need to elect leaders who are dedicated not to an ideology, but to one simple principle -- working hard to get things done.

That's why I'm so excited by the Senate race shaping up in Kentucky.

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is the Democrat running against Mitch McConnell. And as she begins to ramp-up her grassroots efforts, she needs our support.

Grassroots support is going to be key in Kentucky. Would you consider clicking here right now and joining me in support of Alison?

Alison has a long record of work for middle class families. She's worked in the private sector, helping small businesses open, expand, and thrive. As Kentucky's Secretary of State, she's worked to streamline government services. And she's ushered in new laws that protect voting rights, and maintain the integrity of our democratic process.

Alison is the kind of leader that finds solutions, and works to see them through. And that's not just good for Kentucky families, but families in New Mexico and all across the country as well.

She's got a pretty tight race coming up -- and she'll need a strong grassroots network in place if she's going to come out ahead.

After all the wonderful support you've given me, I think you'd like to hear from Alison. Click here to join her grassroots team today:

Thank you for reading. And thank you for considering joining Alison Lundergan Grimes.


You can click here to sign up as well:

And the last e-mail I received today came from Senator Mark Begich (D. AK) in support of Grimes' campaign:

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 15:  Senate Budget Committee member Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK) questions Congressional Budget Office Director Doug Elmendorf during a full committee hearing on Capitol Hill November 15, 2011 in Washington, DC. Elmendorf presented the committee with the CBO's fiscal and legislative policy options for increasing economic growth and employment in 2012 and 2013, including increased aid to the unemployed, tax credits to lower and middle income households and reducing employees' payroll taxes.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Folks in Alaska are best served by a Senate that works together to get things done. And in order for that to happen, we need to elect Senators ready to break the gridlock and work together toward common sense solutions.

There's a candidate running for Senate in Kentucky that fits that bill. Her name is Alison Lundergan Grimes.

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announces she will seek the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell in 2014, during an afternoon news conference in Frankfort, Kentucky, July 1, 2013. (Charles Bertram/Lexington Herald-Leader/MCT via Getty Images)
Alison just launched her campaign in what's shaping up to be a tight race. And she's working to build up a grassroots network that can win. If you'd like to be a part of Alison's grassroots team, click here to sign up:

Alison is the Kentucky Secretary of State. She's got experience in expanding small businesses. She understands the unique economic challenges of rural communities. And she's done great work protecting access to voting rights.

Bottom line - Alison has fresh ideas to bring to Washington - ideas that won't just help middle class families in the Lower 48 but also Alaska families.

I think you might like to hear more from Alison. If you're interested, click here to join her grassroots network:

Thank you for everything you do. And thank you for your support of Alison Lundergan Grimes.


You can click here to sign up:

Notice how all three of these Senators are up for re-election next year and two of them are in some pretty tight races.  But I appreciate all three of them coming together to help Grimes win.  When Democrats stick together, we win.  And we can beat McConnell next year with Grimes.  So please do sign up for her campaign by clicking any of the links above or you can donate to her campaign here:

Originally posted to pdc on Thu Aug 22, 2013 at 11:55 AM PDT.

Also republished by My Old Kentucky Kos and The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party.

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