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07/04/2013 11:21 am ET Updated Jul 04, 2013

John Yarmuth: 'We Know' Mitch McConnell Is 'Scared To Death' About Alison Lundergan Grimes

Three days after Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced her run for U.S. Senate, the Bluegrass State's only Democratic congressperson believes her incumbent rival is already loaded with fear.

Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) appeared on MSNBC Thursday morning, claiming Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is "scared to death" about the prospect of losing to Grimes.

“They’re showing how much fear they have about this race because our airwaves are already crammed with negative ads," Yarmuth said, according to Politico. “We know he’s scared to death.”

McConnell's team released a bizarre web video after her announcement, loaded with how Grimes' last name rhymes with things. Back in late May, Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling found McConnell in a then-hypothetical tie with Grimes.

Grimes stands as the first Democrat to challenge McConnell's 2014 reelection bid. Actress Ashley Judd had seriously considered entering the ring, but announced in late March that she decided against it. Judd endorsed Grimes on Tuesday, expressing how she was "thrilled" and "ready to fight" for the Democrat.

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