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Alison Lundergan Grimes announces re-election bid

LEXINGTON — Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes today announced she will seek a second term. Following a rally with enthusiastic supporters and featuring former Kentucky governor Martha Layne Collins and Grimes’ husband, Andrew, she filed candidacy paperwork in Frankfort.

“My faith in public service and the people of our state is stronger today than yesterday. I am more resolute today than yesterday,” Grimes said. “Today, I humbly ask you to give me your faith and trust to continue to be your voice. It’s with excitement and energy that I tell you I will be filing paperwork for re-election as Kentucky’s secretary of state.”

Grimes highlighted a number of significant first-term achievements, including ensuring all Kentuckians may meaningfully participate in elections while making sure our ballot boxes are secure. Grimes has successfully urged the legislature to update outdated business laws. She continues to open doors for new business in Kentucky with the implementation of and improvements to the state’s Business One Stop Portal that is a unified point-of-entry for starting businesses in the Commonwealth.

To build upon these accomplishments, Grimes introduced a platform for her second term. Beginning with this legislative session, she will pursue an aggressive agenda that will include implementing electronic voter registration for all eligible Kentucky voters, and Grimes will continue to champion restoring voting rights for non-violent felons who have paid their debt to society.

“There is much to be done,” Grimes said. “Let us roll up our sleeves and get to work – not only to win this election in November but to build a better tomorrow for all Kentuckians.”

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