Grimes says she's being encouraged to run for Senate in 2014 but won't say if she will

10/22/2012 08:46 AM

National Democrats who visited Danville for the Oct. 11 vice presidential debate and state party activists are among those Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said have encouraged her to run for U.S. Senate in 2014.

Democrats are trying to find a candidate to challenge Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell, who already has raised more than $10 million for his run for a Kentucky record sixth term.

“There has been a lot of encouragement not only here in the commonwealth but also nationally,” Grimes said (3:00). But having been first elected last year, Grimes said her focus is on doing her job as secretary of state.

She also talked about balancing politics with her job as chief elections officer.

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Ryan Alessi joined cn|2 in May 2010 as senior managing editor and host of Pure Politics. He has covered politics for more than 10 years, including 7 years as a reporter for the Lexington Herald-Leader. Follow Ryan on Twitter @cn2Alessi. Ryan can be reached at 502-792-1135 or


  • Cat Balz wrote on October 24, 2012 11:00 AM :

    Ryan, for the first time ever you did not allow my comment to be posted. Good call. Mrs. Balz would not have been pleased.

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