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Alison Lundergan Grimes responds to McConnell debate challenge

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Alison Lundergan Grimes says she wants to debate Mitch McConnell, but she has her own terms.

McConnell challenged Grimes to three debates that would air on WDRB before the November election. The two are running for the U.S. Senate seat McConnell currently holds.

He wants a series of Lincoln-Douglas style debates in which the two would ask questions of each other, and a moderator would only keep time.

Today Grimes' campaign said she is open to the debate, but wants to be sure the hosts have no ideological bent toward either candidate. Her campaign would not say if she is open to other terms proposed by McConnell.

McConnell's campaign responded late Thursday afternoon:

"Senator McConnell sent Secretary Grimes a debate invitation over a week ago and we've been hearing that they're going to send us a letter in response every day since. Our campaign manager attempted to call Jonathan Hurst earlier this week but was hung-up on after he introduced himself, so hopefully this voicemail is a sign of progress. If they ever get this letter drafted we hope it says, 'great, see you on June 21.'"

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