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EMILY’s List Endorses Mitch McConnell’s Opponent in Kentucky Senate Race | #KYSEN

Schriock is the president of EMILY's List. (Bill Clark/Roll Call)
Schriock is the president of EMILY's List. (Bill Clark/Roll Call)

EMILY’s List has endorsed Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes’ bid against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

The group’s president, Stephanie Schriock, called Lundergan Grimes “an energetic rising star” in a Wednesday release announcing the endorsement.

The organization, which backs female Democratic candidates who back abortion rights, aims to help candidates raise big money and create a strong campaign organization early in the race. CQ Roll Call recently reported that the group raised almost $10 million for female candidates in the first six months of the 2013.

“Mitch McConnell is one of the least liked senators in the country for a reason — he’s hopelessly out-of-touch with the needs of his state,” Schriock said. “Alison is working tirelessly to make sure that Kentuckians’ voices are being heard.”

The Kentucky Senate race is rated a Republican Favored contest by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.