Alison Lundergan Grimes To Seek Reelection to KY Secretary of State Post

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Kentucky's Democratic U.S. Senate nominee, and Kentucky Secretary of State, Alison Lundergan Grimes speaks at the opening of her Paducah campaign office August 1, 2014 in Paducah, Kentucky.Win McNamee / Getty Images filr

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Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democratic Senate candidate in Kentucky who failed to oust Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2014, announced Monday that she will seek re-election to her current post as Kentucky's secretary of state.

Lundergan Grimes could be poised to play a role in the presidential aspirations of fellow Kentuckian Rand Paul. As secretary of state, she could work to block Paul from running for re-election to the Senate and for president at the same time. The simultaneous runs aren’t allowed under current state law.

Grimes said in December that she will not be “bullied” by the Republican senator.

- Carrie Dann