Alison Lundergan Grimes first general election ad promotes 'love' of her job

10/20/2015 09:30 AM

Democratic Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is promoting the love her job in her first re-election spot of the campaign.

In the 30 second ad Grimes looks directly to the camera promoting her successes in her first term in office.

Grimes nonchalantly talks about her run for U.S. Senate in the ad, and the negative ads run against her in the state.

“The last few years have been noisy in Kentucky,” Grimes says in the ad. “A lot of attack ads. Believe me, I know.”

“But, my job as Secretary of State is to make sure your vote is counted, and that’s a job I love.”

Grimes goes on to promote ballot access measures put in place for voters overseas and an assurance for victims of domestic violence that their address are kept private.

“With your help, I’ll keep working for you,” she says in the ad.

In a press release Grimes’ campaign says the ad is airing statewide as part of a “six-figure” ad buy.

“I am proud of our record of success in the Secretary of State’s office from passing and implementing historic voting initiatives to sweeping improvements for businesses’ interactions with state government,” Grimes said in the release. “I am humbly asking for the support of all Kentuckians because I know there’s still more we can do to build and diversify our economy and to break down barriers to the ballot box.”

Grimes faces Republican opponent Steve Knipper in the Nov. 3 election.

Nick Storm

Nick Storm is the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics available exclusively on Spectrum News. Pure Politics is the only nightly program dedicated to Kentucky politics. Nick covers all of the political heavyweights and his investigative work brings to light issues that might otherwise go unnoticed, like his coverage of the backlog of DNA rape kits waiting to be tested in Kentucky. Nick is also working on a feature length bio documentary Outlaw Poet: A documentary on Ron Whitehead. Pure Politics airs weeknight at 7 and 11:30 on Spectrum News. Follow Nick on Twitter @NStorm_Politics. Nick can be reached at 502-792-1107 or


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