For Immediate Release
EMILY’s List Endorses Alison Lundergan Grimes for Senate in Kentucky
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes for the United States Senate. Lundergan Grimes is campaigning to oust Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, one of the least popular senators in the country who has spent nearly thirty years pushing radical anti-family legislation. By winning, she would shatter Kentucky’s glass ceiling and become the first woman to represent the state in the U.S. Senate.
“Alison Lundergan Grimes is an energetic rising star, and her candidacy gives Kentuckians a chance to finally send a leader to Washington who puts families ahead of partisan politics,” said Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY’s List. “She is an incredible leader who has fought for women and families by protecting victims of domestic violence, supporting state and local businesses, championing voting rights, and advocating for military personnel. Mitch McConnell is one of the least liked senators in the country for a reason – he’s hopelessly out-of-touch with the needs of his state. Alison is working tirelessly to make sure that Kentuckians’ voices are being heard. The EMILY’s List community – now more than two million members – is excited to support the campaign of such a strong and dedicated public servant.”
At 34-years old, Alison Lundergan Grimes is the youngest woman currently serving as secretary of state in the country, and the only woman currently holding a statewide office in Kentucky. In both the private and public spheres, Lundergan Grimes has worked hard to develop her state’s economy and foster job growth. Before promoting Kentucky businesses abroad as secretary of state, she was an attorney who represented companies in civil litigation and business issues. After winning a domestic violence case for a single mother, Lundergan Grimes decided to forgo a corner office in order to dedicate herself to public service. Her campaign for secretary of state took her throughout Kentucky, where she impressed voters with her willingness to listen and collaborate. After winning the 2011 election with over 60 percent of the vote, Lundergan Grimes proved to Kentuckians that she shared their values and was firmly committed to a platform that reflected their priorities. A native of Maysville, Lundergan Grimes now lives in Lexington with her husband, Andrew.