Alison Lundergan Grimes: The Pictures You Need to See

Alison Lundergan Grimes is attempting to do something that hasn't been done in almost 20 years: Win a state-wide federal election as a Democrat in Kentucky.

The feat hasn't been accomplished since President Bill Clinton carried the Blue Grass State in his re-election bid against Bob Dole in 1996. It's a feat made even more difficult by the toxic national mood for Democrats, and one made more complicated by the enormous power of her the man she's trying to un-seat: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a five-term incumbent poised to become Majority Leader if the Republicans take back the Senate.

Grimes, both because of the competitive race she's run in a deep red state and because of her refusal to acknowledge that she voted for President Obama, has been one of the most closely watched candidate in the country this election season.

Her campaign has gotten boosts from visits from both Clintons, who remain extremely popular in Kentucky even as the state has soured on Democrats nationally.

Click through for a gallery of photos of Grimes on the campaign trial.

(Getty Photos)

Would love your thoughts, please comment.x