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Grimes Coy About Potential Run For U.S. Senate In Ky.
Reported by: Associated Press
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Mar. 20, 2013 4:16 PM EDT
Updated: Mar. 20, 2013 4:30 PM EDT
Lexington , Kentucky
Democratic Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes still isn't saying whether she is seriously considering a U.S. Senate bid.
Grimes acknowledged Wednesday that she has being encouraged to run for the seat now held by Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell. But Grimes, a rising star in the Kentucky Democratic Party, said she is solely focused right now on getting legislation passed in Kentucky that would ensure soldiers deployed oversees get their election ballots counted back home.
Grimes, the state's top election official, said the military voting issue will be her top priority until the Legislature adjourns Tuesday.
Grimes is one of at least two potential challengers that Democratic leaders have been courting to run against McConnell. Actress Ashley Judd, a former Kentucky resident now living in Tennessee, also is mulling a run.
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