Lundergan Grimes Campaign Strolls Through Western Kentucky

By Kayla Moody

Published 03/19 2014 10:21PM

Updated 03/19 2014 10:41PM

In eight months, we'll find out if longtime U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, will keep his seat in congress. Challenging him from the left, is Kentucky Secretary of State, Alison Lundergan Grimes.

Grimes was in Hopkinsville Wednesday. Standing before a crowd of more than 400 people, Grimes spelled out her plan to create more jobs in the Bluegrass State. The plan includes raising the minimum wage, improved job training for service members and veterans, wage equality and making Kentucky more competitive in attracting new business.

In Western Kentucky, she wants to expand the coal and agriculture industries, get infrastructure plans like I-69 off the drawing board and onto pavement, and better support higher education at public universities like Western Kentucky and Murray State.

"They are a priority. They will continue to be a priority and they will have a United States Senator who unlike Mitch McConnell will actually fight for them and help to make sure we're growing the middle class of this state," says Grimes.

McConnell, a powerful five-term incumbent, is projected to beat-out republican challenger Matt Bevin in the primary. If that happens, the race between the Senate Minority Leader and Grimes is expected to exceed $100 million and go down as the most expensive race in U.S. history.

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