U.S. Senate candidates cast ballots with families without issue, well...almost

05/20/2014 12:29 PM

Like many Kentuckians, the U.S. Senate candidates went to the polls with their families Tuesday morning and cast their vote in their respective primary races and only one of them needed a re-do.

Kentucky U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell entered his Louisville polling location with his wife, former U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, where they both filled out their ballots before joking with the press that it was a “tough choice” on who to vote for in the race.

McConnell’s Republican challenger, Louisville businessman Matt Bevin, cast his ballot with his children by his side. But when he went to turn in his ballot, he learned that he had marked one judicial race twice and would have to re-do his vote.

Bevin went on to tell the press that he feels good about the race and said “history will be made today.”

Democratic candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes, who is in a less competitive primary race, cast her vote in Lexington with her husband Andrew and then told members of the media that her main focus on this election day is her duties as Secretary of State, not a U.S. Senate candidate.

— Video by Greg Pursifull in Lexington and Tony Rawlings and Garrett Moore in Louisville

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