The Washington PostDemocracy Dies in Darkness

Grimes launches campaign against McConnell, christens it ‘Team Switch’

Placeholder while article actions load

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) officially launched her campaign for Senate on Tuesday, pegging Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) as the "guardian of gridlock" and pitching her campaign as "Team Switch."

"There is a disease of dysfunction in Washington, and after 30 years, Mitch McConnell is at the center of it," Grimes said, adding: "He views public service as a carnival game of whack-a-mole."