Barbs traded in Kentucky U.S. Senate race; candidate announces run for governor
08/03/2014 7:42 AM
08/03/2014 9:36 AM
Alison Lundergan Grimes and Mitch McConnell traded barbs, James Comer announced he will run for governor and Rand Paul read poetry.
While Comer provided a big finish for Republicans near the end of Saturday's Fancy Farm picnic in front of a record crowd in far West Kentucky, the U.S. Senate race was the main event as supporters of McConnell, the Senate minority leader, and Grimes, Kentucky's secretary of state, got rowdy early and stayed that way through the speeches.
On a new stage at one of Kentucky's oldest and most famous political traditions, Grimes blasted McConnell as having gone Washington, pushing the refrain that instead of District of Columbia, D.C. stands for "doesn't care."
Join the Discussion
Miami Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.