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Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes speaks with reporters about her decision to challenge U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell during a press conference in Frankfort, Ky., on Monday, July 1, 2013. Grimes criticized McConnell as an obstructionist in Washington. (AP Photo/Roger Alford)

Driving Miss Alison: Kentucky Senate candidate’s husband plays chauffeur

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      Alex Pappas

      Alex Pappas is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter for The Daily Caller. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and the Mobile Press-Register. Pappas is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was editor-in-chief of The Sewanee Purple. While in college, he did internships at NBC's Meet the Press and the White House. He grew up in Mobile, Ala., where he graduated from St. Paul's Episcopal School. He and his wife live on Capitol Hill.

It’s not unusual for politicians to be chauffeured from event to event.

But in Kentucky, Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, seems to have an odd arrangement with her husband when it comes to this.

Video that surfaced on YouTube shows Grimes getting into the back seat of a black Suburban while her husband — in the front seat — plays the role of the driver. No one else is in the car.

A source tells The Daily Caller that the video was taken as Grimes returned to Lexington after a trip to Washington.

The video shows Grimes walking up to her husband, giving him a kiss, handing him her bag and promptly getting into the back seat of the Suburban. Her husband then gets in the front seat and drives away.

Grimes is challenging Republican minority leader Mitch McConnell in next year’s Senate race.

The video was uploaded on the YouTube account KYCollegeGOP.

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