10 days and 50 counties: Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes stops in Perry County

By: Erika Glover Email
By: Erika Glover Email

PERRY Co., Ky. (WYMT) - Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said our state is ready to elect its first female United States Senator.

The Democratic candidate for Senate stopped by the Perry County park in Hazard Wednesday afternoon as part of her 10-day, 50-county cross-Kentucky trip.

Before hitting the road she answered a few questions on what she said are the first steps gearing up to the general election in November.

The Grimes campaign began this tour last week.

"Our vision, our jobs plan is one that's about growing the middle class of this state and putting hard working Kentuckians back to work," said Grimes.

With the primary election less than one week away Grimes said voters can hold her accountable.

"We've lost thousands of coal jobs on Mitch McConnell's watch, not on my watch," Grimes said. "We have actually gone without federal funding because Mitch McConnell has voted against it on his watch that could help us implement clean coal technology"

Grimes took a moment to respond to controversial comments by Senator Mitch McConnell published in an Eastern Kentucky newspaper.

"The people of Eastern Kentucky are ready to hold Mitch McConnell accountable for his 30 years of failed leadership," said Grimes. "A senator who came to Eastern Kentucky just several weeks ago and said it wasn't his job to bring jobs back to this state."

Strengthening coal jobs while also diversifying our economy. Grimes said this is our pathway forward.

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