Kentucky Secretary of State Allison Grimes announced her candidacy for the US Senate today by highlighting her youth and inexperience. As a Democrat, she also made sure she mentioned her gender a few times.
Being elected and serving as Secretary of State, our only female constitutional officer, the youngest secretary of state across the nation that’s a female, has been a privilege. I was honored to be handed that torch a year and a half ago overwhelmingly by the voters of Kentucky and each day I try to use that torch to help light the way towards our brightest future. I could never have anticipated that a year and a half later that we would be discussing a US Senate race as the next step in carrying that torch.
Here’s the video, via Wave 3 News. Grimes had a lot to say about Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell but what she didn’t mention was President Obama’s war on coal. I doubt that’s going to go over too well with Kentucky voters.