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Kentucky’s Secretary of State faces backlash over Sen. Paul comments

Secretary of State Allison Lundergan Grimes referred to the 2017 attack of Sen. Rand Paul and is facing some backlash.

KENTUCKY (WHAS11) -- Secretary of State Allison Lundergan Grimes is getting some backlash from Republicans for a comment she made about Senator Rand Paul at a fundraising dinner the night before Fancy Farm.

The Associated Press Reporter Adam Beam captured the audio. Read it below:

"Many folks think that Rand Paul can't be beat. They're worried he might be too well liked,” Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, D-KY., said. "I don't buy it. Just ask his neighbor, he can be beaten.”

Grimes is referring to an incident in 2017 where Rene Boucher, a retired doctor and Paul's neighbor, tackled the senator while he was mowing his lawn at his Bowling Green home.

Senator Paul said he broke several ribs and suffered a punctured lung. Boucher is headed to prison for the attack.