Alison Lundergan Grimes’ Father Charged Over 2014 Campaign

on May 19, 2014 in Frankfort, Kentucky.
FRANKFORT, KY - MAY 19: U.S. Senate candidate and Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D-KY) campaigns in advance of the state's Democratic primary May 19, 2014 at Lakeview Park in Frankfort, Kentuck... FRANKFORT, KY - MAY 19: U.S. Senate candidate and Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D-KY) campaigns in advance of the state's Democratic primary May 19, 2014 at Lakeview Park in Frankfort, Kentucky. A recent "Bluegrass Poll" by the Louisville Courier-Journal showed Grimes in a virtual tie with the incumbent, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The father of former Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes has been indicted on charges that he illegally used his company to pay for consultants and vendors for her campaign and then lied about it.A federal grand jury indicted Jerry Lundergan on Friday. He faces 10 counts that include unlawful campaign contributions, false statements and falsifying records.

Lundergan is a former Democratic state lawmaker and chairman of the Kentucky Democratic Party. He has close ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton, both of whom came to campaign for Grimes during her failed 2014 bid to unseat Sen. Mitch McConnell.

Grimes is Kentucky’s secretary of state and is considering a run for governor in 2019. In a news release, she said she believes her father will be vindicated.

Veteran Democratic political consultant Dale Emmons was also indicted.

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