EMILY's List has endorsed Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes' bid against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
The group's president, Stephanie Schriock, called Lundergan Grimes "an energetic rising star" in a Wednesday release announcing the endorsement.
The organization, which backs female Democratic candidates who back abortion rights, aims to help candidates raise big money and create a strong campaign organization early in the race. CQ Roll Call recently reported that the group raised almost $10 million for female candidates in the first six months of the 2013.
“Mitch McConnell is one of the least liked senators in the country for a reason — he’s hopelessly out-of-touch with the needs of his state," Schriock said. "Alison is working tirelessly to make sure that Kentuckians’ voices are being heard."
The Kentucky Senate race is rated a Republican Favored contest by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.