Elaine Walker concedes Democratic Party Secretary of State race

05/17/2011 09:40 PM

Secretary of State Elaine Walker lost her bid for a full term in the post to Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes in that party’s primary Tuesday night.

Grimes, a Lexington attorney, strung together a strong grassroots network across the state, buoyed by many local officials, state legislators and former governors Julian Carroll, Martha Layne Collins and Brereton Jones.

Walker is the former Bowling Green mayor. And despite being Gov. Steve Beshear’s appointee to the Secretary of State position, she lost by 10 points to Grimes.

She talked with cn|2’s Chris Bratton from her Election Night event in Bowling Green and pledged to support Grimes in the general election.

Walker took over as Secretary of State after Republican Trey Grayson resigned to take the job as director of the Harvard University Institute of Politics.

Walker didn’t rule out a future run for public office. “I am not down and out,” she said.

-Video by Chris Bratton

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