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Grimes To Talk Jobs On 50-County Kentucky Bus Tour

Reported: May. 7, 2014 6:14 PM EDT
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP, Heath Harrison) -- Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes says she is launching a 50-county bus tour across Kentucky on Friday to highlight her jobs plan -- and jab Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell.

Grimes plans to criticize McConnell for telling a newspaper that it's not his job to bring jobs to a struggling Kentucky county.

“As the divisive GOP primary rages on, Republicans, Democrats and Independents alike are excited to get involved in our grassroots campaign,” Grimes political director Elizabeth Cantrell said in a statement. “The overwhelming enthusiasm around Alison’s candidacy is unmatched as her action plan is the only in this race that will encourage businesses to grow, take full advantage of our natural resources, expand education opportunities, and most importantly, invest in what’s best about the Commonwealth: Our people.”

McConnell has said his words were taken out of context. In a statewide TV ad he's touting his record of protecting jobs in Kentucky.

McConnell's campaign said Grimes is taking a bus tour instead of focusing on her duties as secretary of state.

The race is a marquee contest in this year's midterm elections, in which Republicans led by McConnell are reaching for a six-seat gain to control the Senate.

Grimes will stop in Bath, Rowan, Boyd, Johnson and Magoffin counties on May 13, and will be in Floyd, Pike and Harlan counties on May 14.

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