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Alison Lundergan Grimes asks DNC crowd to stand up against 'unqualified bully,' Donald Trump

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PHILADELPHIA (WDRB) -- Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes took the big stage Tuesday to speak at the Democratic National Convention.

"I hope folks will tune in and watch, but simply put, this is a ticket," Grimes said prior too her speech. "This is a team that should be our next president and vice president. They exhibit all that is best about the United States, more importantly, they share the values that I know folks all across the Commonwealth of Kentucky share. 

Grimes spoke of her fondness for Hillary Clinton as well as the ramifications she forecasts from a Donald Trump presidency.

"In this election, we have a chance to send a message," she told the Wells Fargo Center crowd. "If you condemn the hate speech and divisive policies of Donald Trump and the GOP?, stand up." 

Grimes told WDRB's Valerie Chinn backstage that she's honored to have this once in a lifetime opportunity.

"I think everybody knows the policies the principals the plans that Hillary Clinton has," Grimes said. "She is very detailed and diligent, and she set policies how we grow our middle class ... how we lift up the least last and lost among us."

Above all, the Kentuckian told the convention that Hillary can defeat Trump.

"If you think the last thing America needs is an unsteady, unqualified bully who points fingers at the defenseless rather than offering a helping hand, stand up. Together, let’s stand up and elect the person who has always stood with us -- Hillary Clinton."

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