Alison Lundergan Grimes Ahead of Mitch McConnell By One Point In Early Kentucky Poll

Things that make this writer go "Whee!" or at least "Really?": a new poll from Democratic-leaning PPP shows Kentucky Secretary of State and new Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes leading Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) by a point. According to Talking Points Memo, poll results of 1,210 Kentucky voters showed the new candidate edging out the highly unpopular McConnell with 45 percent support. Eleven percent of voters polled are still undecided.

Is McConnell going to have a rocky road to reelection? Not that I have an opinion — or have ever had an opinion in my life, I swear — but I sure hope so.

Speaking of opinions, if you haven't caught what Grimes said when she launched her campaign in Lexington on Tuesday, check this out:

"There is a disease of dysfunction in Washington, D.C., and after nearly 30 years Mitch McConnell is at the center of it. Where once congressmen and senators would actually come together to find a common ground, to work for the better good, we now have Sen. McConnell the proud guardian of gridlock grinding our government to a halt."

This is one race we're watching with eagle eyes, and with good reason. And while we're on the subject of ALG, some recommended reading: David Catanese's profile of Grimes in The Atlantic.

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