Alison Lundergan Grimes wins re-election

11/04/2015 02:01 AM

Democratic incumbent Alison Lundergan Grimes will retain her seat as Secretary of State after besting Republican opponent Steve Knipper by three percentage points on Tuesday.

Grimes was the lone Democratic incumbent to be re-elected, after Auditor Adam Edelen fell short to Rep. Mike Harmon.

“Four-years ago on this very stage I was honored to first be elected to Kentucky’s secretary of state, and tonight it is with extreme humility that I tell you I am honored to be re-elected as Kentucky’s next secretary of state,” Grimes said during her victory speech at the Frankfort Convention Center.

Grimes held a lead through most of the night, and closed the election with a 22,361 vote margin of victory over Knipper, according to unofficial results.

Grimes maintained a lower profile in her re-election race after running in 2014 against U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

The incumbent returned to the airwaves two-weeks ago with her first ad after that election with a spot remarking on the “love” of her job.

Nick Storm

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