Former Kentucky Dem Party Chair Convicted of Campaign Finance Violations
A jury convicted Jerry Lundergan, a longtime Democratic operative and the father of Kentucky secretary of state Alison Lundergan Grimes, of breaking federal finance law.
Lundergan, former Kentucky Democratic Party chairman, and Dale Emmons, a Democratic political consultant, were charged with illegally funneling corporate contributions into Grimes's failed 2014 Senate campaign without seeking reimbursements. Grimes was running against current majority leader Mitch McConnell.
Lundergan was found guilty on 10 counts and Emmons on six, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader. The Herald-Leader also reported that the most serious charge could entail...