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Grimes officially files for Senate run

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – US Senate Minority leader, Mitch McConnell, officially has one more opponent.

Alison Lundergan Grimes filed her paperwork Thursday to run for the Senate seat, in what’s expected to be a highly-contested race.

Five governors, including Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, joined Grimes when she officially jumped into the senate race against McConnell.

“This will likely be the most expensive campaign in Kentucky history,” said Bill Bryant, Political Editor with WKYT. “It'll likely be the most-watched race across the country this year, given that McConnell is the Senate Republican leader and Grimes is likely to be an aggressive Democratic challenger."

Bryant’s covered every Senate race McConnell's been a part of.

“He is known to punch hard in campaigns and counterpoint,” he said. “She obviously is going to run a tough race."

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul and Agriculture Commissioner James Comer signed his filing papers, likely in an attempt to win over members of the tea-party.

Tea-party favorite, Matt Bevin, is another republican vying for the Senate seat.

He's been hitting the campaign stump lately and officially jumped into the race in November.


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