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View Diary: KY-SEN: Alison Grimes Has Had Private Meetings with Harry Reid (5 comments)

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  •  sure is better looking than McConnel! (1+ / 0-)
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    Ditch Mitch KY

    Still I don't know if Kentucky would elect any democrat to the senate. When was the last time they had a democrat in the senate?
    She would probably have a much better shot at getting elected governor.

    •  Wendell Ford from 1974-2000 (0+ / 0-)

      ... and Conway would probably have beaten Paul in any other year but 2010.

      The Kentucky Dems are probably the most competent state party in the south (for counterpoints, just look at how the Arkansas Dems collapsed on itself after losing their majorities), so this news is great. I think ALG definitely has a good shot at this; not only is she an infinitely better choice than McConnell, but she also won her primary election decisively despite not being the establishment choice, then went on to beat her general election opponent 60-40, one of the better results for KY Dems that night.

      Kentucky has a deep Dem bench and I think a lot of them are looking at Governor, and I think all of them start off far below Crit Luallen if she announces. I think Grimes declaring is a win-win for her -- if she wins, then she's a Senator. If she gracefully loses, she builds up name recognition and influence for a 2015 run for Governor, and could probably give Luallen a good fight in the primary.

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