LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Almost a month after announcing she would run for the U.S. Senate, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes officially kicked off her campaign in her hometown of Lexington.
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The 34-year-old Democrat is seeking to unseat Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, who will have served 30 years in the Senate when the election is held in November 2014.
Gov. Steve Beshear was at the event.
The kickoff started a little after 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30; just a few days before the annual Fancy Farm picnic in western Kentucky. The campaigns of both Grimes and McConnell have said their candidates will attend the afternoon of stump speeches Saturday.
Louisville businessman Matt Bevin, who said last week he would run in the GOP primary, also plans to be at Fancy Farm.