July 18, 2013
Meet the Underdog Who Could Beat Mitch McConnell

To understand why 34-year-old Alison Lundergan Grimes would choose to vault into a nationally watched U.S. Senate race against the most powerful, well-funded Republican in the country, it’s instructive to start with her father.Though Grimes has been Kentucky secretary of state for only 18 months and remains largely a blank slate to voters, Jerry Lundergan is one of the most influential Bluegrass State Democrats of the past three decades. If they’re able to buck the odds and dethrone Mitch McConnell next year, it will be in no small part due to the combination of Grimes’ untarnished profile and her father’s deeply forged relationships.
Read more. [Image: Daniel R. Patmore/Associated Press]

Meet the Underdog Who Could Beat Mitch McConnell

To understand why 34-year-old Alison Lundergan Grimes would choose to vault into a nationally watched U.S. Senate race against the most powerful, well-funded Republican in the country, it’s instructive to start with her father.

Though Grimes has been Kentucky secretary of state for only 18 months and remains largely a blank slate to voters, Jerry Lundergan is one of the most influential Bluegrass State Democrats of the past three decades. If they’re able to buck the odds and dethrone Mitch McConnell next year, it will be in no small part due to the combination of Grimes’ untarnished profile and her father’s deeply forged relationships.

Read more. [Image: Daniel R. Patmore/Associated Press]

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