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Alison Lundergan-Grimes starts state tour in Paducah

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PADUCAH - Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan-Grimes launched her cross-state bus tour of Kentucky on Friday morning in Paducah.

During the tour, Grimes will discuss her plan to bring jobs to the state. Grimes said she would push for affordable child care, money for job training programs, funding to expand access to broadband Internet, and raise the minimum wage. She says it's time we have a senator who takes care of people in Kentucky.

"Today is about pointing out that Senator McConnell, he believes it's not his responsibility to bring jobs to this state. In contrast, I believe it's the number one job and responsibility. It's my number one priority," Lundergan-Grimes said.

The Kentucky GOP was quick to respond to Lundergan-Grimes' comments. A spokeswoman issued a statement, reach reads in part:

"As if Alison Lundergan-Grimes hasn't spent enough time abandoning her duties as Secretary of State in favor of hobnobbing with Barack Obama and Harry Reid's liberal elite pals for the last eight months, she's now choosing to spend even more time putting personal political gain ahead of the promise she made to serve Kentuckians."

Lundergan-Grimes faces Burrel Fansley, Gregory Leichty, and Tom Recktenwald in the Democratic primary. The Kentucky Primary is set for May 20th.
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