Grimes launches "Kentucky Women for Alison" with former Gov. Collins

09/23/2014 10:55 AM

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes is looking to boost her support among women voters with help from former Gov. Martha Layne Collins in an initiative launched Tuesday.

Grimes’ campaign announced “Kentucky Women for Alison,” a website that seeks contact information while decrying U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s “anti-women agenda in Congress.”

Collins also recorded a robocall that will reach more than 200,000 Kentuckians. Last week, Grimes’ campaign unveiled a robocall featuring former Kentucky Auditor Crit Luallen that reached more than 100,000.

Collins says in her robocall that Grimes will support a higher minimum wage, helping unemployed veterans find employment and pay equity for women.

“Thirty years of Mitch McConnell is long enough,” Collins says in the call. “Alison Grimes is right for Kentucky. I urge you to join me, and let’s send her to the Senate Nov. 4.”

Women voters are a key demographic in this election, with the latest Bluegrass Poll showing Grimes with a slim 1-point lead over McConnell. However, on the question of who they trust more on women’s issues, Grimes held a clear advantage among female respondents, 56 percent versus 29 percent for McConnell.

Kevin Wheatley

Kevin Wheatley is a reporter for Pure Politics. He joined cn|2 in September 2014 after five years at The State Journal in Frankfort, where he covered Kentucky government and politics. You can reach him at or 502-792-1135 and follow him on Twitter at @KWheatley_cn2.


Subscribe to email updates.

Subscribe and get the latest political intelligence delivered to your inbox.