Grimes continues fundraising tour with trips to Chicago and Colorado

10/23/2013 07:01 PM

After turning in a $2.5 million fundraising report for the last quarter, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes is getting a head start on the final quarter of the year.

On Wednesday, the campaign held a luncheon for Grimes in Chicago at Keefer’s Steakhouse in Chicago, which was rated one of America’s top ten steakhouses by Playboy Magazine, according to the restaurant’s website.

The invitation, which promised Grimes’ attendance, was posted on Act Blue and offered guests the choice of a “guest” contribution at $500, “sponsor” for $1,000, or a “host” level for $2,600 each.

This Sunday Grimes is expected to be in Denver, Colorado where Sen. Michael Bennet (Colo.), the chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, is hosting a fundriasing reception for Grimes according to The Hill.

The Republican Party of Kentucky blasted Grimes over her jet setting fundraising in a statement sent to Pure Politics.

“It’s pretty embarrassing for all Kentuckians that despite both in-state and national media asking where she is on the issues, Part-Time Grimes is too busy jetting around the country fundraising to offer up anything beyond tired campaign talking points that don’t address any policy issues whatsoever,” Spokeswoman Kelsey Cooper.

With $2 million cash-on-hand Grimes trails in overall fundraising to McConnell who has built up a war chest that still has nearly $10 million.

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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