Grimes Launches Bus Tour Ahead of Fancy Farm

Jul 31, 2013

Alison Lundergan Grimes meets supporters during a Warren County stop on Wednesday.

Kentucky's presumed Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate was in Bowling Green Wednesday, her first stop since her official campaign kick-off Tuesday in Lexington that drew more than a thousand party faithful. 

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is on a bus tour through western Kentucky ahead of Saturday's Fancy Farm political picnic.  She told a crowd gathered at the FOP Lodge in Bowling Green that Washington is lacking the compromise seen under former Democratic Senator Wendell Ford.

"Compromise, common ground, it's not something to be ashamed of," said Grimes.  "Indeed it's necessary and I believe vital to preserve and protect the country that each of us equally loves.  I'm in this race because I believe it needs to be that way again."

Grimes' speech was light on specifics concerning policy.  She declined to speak with reporters covering the event.

Grimes hopes to unseat Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell who was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1985.   The two will have their first face to face match-up this weekend at Fancy Farm.

Grimes' bus tour takes her to Hopkinsville and Paducah Thursday.