Politics & Government

August 3, 2014

Barbs traded in Kentucky U.S. Senate race; candidate announces run for governor

Alison Lundergan Grimes and Mitch McConnell traded barbs, James Comer announced he will run for governor and Rand Paul read poetry.

Alison Lundergan Grimes and Mitch McConnell traded barbs, James Comer announced he will run for governor and Rand Paul read poetry.

While Comer provided a big finish for Republicans near the end of Saturday's Fancy Farm picnic in front of a record crowd in far West Kentucky, the U.S. Senate race was the main event as supporters of McConnell, the Senate minority leader, and Grimes, Kentucky's secretary of state, got rowdy early and stayed that way through the speeches.

On a new stage at one of Kentucky's oldest and most famous political traditions, Grimes blasted McConnell as having gone Washington, pushing the refrain that instead of District of Columbia, D.C. stands for "doesn't care."

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