Grimes defeats Walker in secretary of state primary

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Appointed Secretary of State Elaine
Walker has lost her bid for a full term, losing to Lexington lawyer
Alison Lundergan Grimes in the Democratic primary.
Grimes capitalized on her political connections as the daughter
of former state Democratic Party Chairman Jerry Lundergan in
ousting the current occupant in the secretary of state's office.
On the Republican side, Bill Johnson leads Hilda Legg by fewer
than 1,000 votes with 95 percent of precincts reporting.
Walker, former mayor of Bowling Green, was appointed to the post
by Gov. Steve Beshear when Republican incumbent Trey Grayson
resigned to become director of Harvard's Institute of Politics.
With 95 percent of precincts reporting, Grimes had 82,275, or 56
percent of the vote, to Walker's 65,721, or 44 percent.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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