Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes Sets A New Kentucky Fundraising Record



With 20 days to go until election day, Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes shattered the fundraising record for the state of Kentucky.

Grimes has more cash ($4.4 million) than any other Democrat in a competitive Senate race. Her money has impressively come from 164,264 donors who gave $50 or less. The median contribution is $25, and she has gotten contributions from all 120 counties in Kentucky.

In a statement, Grimes campaign manager Jonathan Hurst said, “From Day One, this campaign has been about middle class Kentuckians and grassroots supporters from every county across the Commonwealth. We’re thrilled that our grassroots supporters are carrying this campaign forward during the final three weeks of this race, and our momentum has us primed to sprint to the finish line.”


Sen. Mitch McConnell and his supporters have spent $50 million on ads, but Alison Lundergan Grimes continues to be in a position to defeat the thirty-year incumbent. Grassroots supporters are the folks who are most likely to vote and encourage others to do the same on Election Day.

The McConnell campaign should be very nervous. McConnell’s support among Republicans is tepid at best. If voters in the state are motivated to end Sen. McConnell’s reign of obstruction, the Republican Party will be in deep trouble.

Having millions in the bank is good news, but the best part is that those dollars can be spent on getting out the vote. Democrats are going to make sure that Grimes has the infrastructure that she needs to make sure that her supporters go to the polls.

The DSCC’s decision to pull ads out of Kentucky makes sense. Grimes has the most money. The DSCC would be better off putting those ads into a state like Iowa where they are more needed.

Mitch McConnell’s floundering Senate campaign is just weeks away from being put out of its misery. Sec. of State Grimes is doing her part, soon it will be up to Kentucky voters to close the deal.

13 Replies to “Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes Sets A New Kentucky Fundraising Record”

  1. It makes perfect sense. I have been telling people to calm down every since the news broke. The DSCC pulled out, not the DNC! Grimes’s cup runneth over! She has more than enough for her campaign. Besides, unlike the Republicans, who waited until the last minute to buy ads this late in the day,Democrats purchased ads early.
    Grimes may have donation money left. I suspect that the DSCC is going to take money they were going to use in the Grimes campaign and divert it elsewhere. Probably to KS and SD.It appears we will pick up two GOP seats that nobody predicted would happen.
    Alison is in great shape!

  2. I have both my fingers and my toes crossed for Alison. With Mitch people of that state will get nothing, and on the orders of his Masters he will start stealing whatever you have left.

  3. Mitch Lies! He cries about how he is for coal.He voted yes on the 2003-317 bill which was Bush’s energy policy which called for urging utilities to become more dependent on renewable resources.Coal is not a renewable, so this makes Mitch a follower of whatever his party wants at the time and a liar in saying he’s always for coal.

  4. Why have the Dems pulled out all ads in Kentucky for Allison Grimes? Some sites say this is “bad for Allison Grimes.”
    Certain websites are claiming doom and gloom for the Dems. I simply do not believe it nor will I fall for the Rs propaganda hit pieces.

  5. Thanks. I hope you are correct. (See my post below.)

    A few Internet sites I have read this morning, are claiming doom and gloom for Miss Allison. They are saying “This is bad for A. Grimes.”
    Of course, it is all propaganda.

  6. All the negative adds no neck runs are preaching to his choir. It’s all about the getting the vote out now. She has a great ground game in Kentucky. In Jefferson Co. we’re aiming for 60% turn out. People all over the state are are volenteering to help the cause on Nov.3rd and especially Nov4th. That 4 million she pulled in the last quarter will be put to good use!
    (That’s a fundraising record for Kentucky!)

  7. McConnell’s reign of obstructionism is a reign of terror. His platform is that he hasn’t done shit at least since last October, and will continue not doing shit if reelected. Wow, what a message.


    Grimes, given DSCC’s decision, should be getting campaign contributions from all over the country, since everyone in the country is suffering under her opponent. Ditch Mitch the Bitch.

  8. That is great Demi. I have been working hard since the 2012 election here in solid red Barren County. I hope some of my work pays off.

  9. Completely off topic, but I read your comment as you having two fingers and two toes! It made me giggle when I was having a crappy day, so thanks! :D

  10. Tell everyone to WAKE UP KENTUCKY go to the congressional websites and check what Mitch has voted for to hurt Kentucky and the workers here.

  11. Ms. Grimes, I saw you at the Red, White and Blue celebration in Martin. Enjoyed your talk, until you started campaigning. RWB is for the veterans not for politicians.

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