FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes says she is launching a 50-county bus tour across Kentucky on Friday to highlight her jobs plan — and jab Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell.
Grimes plans to criticize McConnell for telling a newspaper that it's not his job to bring jobs to a struggling Kentucky county.
McConnell has said his words were taken out of context. In a statewide TV ad he's touting his record of protecting jobs in Kentucky.
McConnell's campaign says Grimes is taking a bus tour instead of focusing on her duties as secretary of state.
The race is a marquee contest in this year's midterm elections, in which Republicans led by McConnell are reaching for a six-seat gain to control the Senate.