Grimes’ First Two Campaign Stops: Martha’s Vineyard And San Francisco
After Alison Lundergan Grimes bungled her initial campaign announcement, which even her own father admitted was flawed, she’s going to try it again later today.
Since that disastrous launch, Grimes has stumbled out of the gate with news that she failed to report her own businesses to herself as Kentucky’s Secretary of State and had an ethics complaint filedagainst her alleging she used state government e-mails to solicit campaign contributions.
For a candidate running for U.S. Senate in Kentucky, Grimes has spent a lot of time campaigning anywhere but Kentucky.
First stop – Martha’s Vineyard:
In her first major appearance before national party leaders, Saturday on Martha’s Vineyard, Grimes wowed Democratic senators, Senate candidates and donors alike at the party’s annual private summer fundraising retreat.
Second stop – trial lawyers’ convention in San Francisco:
Among those in town for the shindig, and working it: Dem fundraiser-in-chief House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and US Senators Chris Coons of Delaware, Al Franken of Minnesota, Mark Pryor of Arkansas, and Brian Schatz of Hawaii.
And Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is on the attendees list, and also fundraising in town.
Nothing says you are geared up for a campaign about Kentucky than immediately jetting off to Martha’s Vineyard and San Francisco. That sure isn’t very similar to the summer travel agenda for your average Bowling Green resident struggling in the Obama/Reid economy.