Senate

DSCC going back on air for Grimes in Kentucky

Senate Democrats’ campaign arm is going  back on air in Kentucky with new ads in support of nominee Alison Lundergan Grimes.

A Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee official confirmed to Fox News on Wednesday that they would go up with new ads – a week after the DSCC initially stopped spending on TV time in the race against Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell.

Politico first reported that the group is reserving $650,000 in airtime after recent polling apparently indicated Grimes’ chances of unseating McConnell are improving. A source reportedly said the polling suggests independent voters may be moving toward Grimes.  

A week ago, Grimes was under fire for repeatedly declining to say – at a debate and other forums – whether she voted for President Obama. Democratic organizations, meanwhile, were channeling their campaign funding elsewhere.

But big-name Democrats, including Bill and Hillary Clinton, continue to stump for Grimes. A poll this week from SurveyUSA shows the two candidates neck-and-neck in the race – with McConnell at 44 percent and Grimes at 43 percent. 

McConnell's campaign, though, sent out a memo on Wednesday citing Voter Consumer Research polling showing McConnell with an 8-point lead over Grimes among likely voters.

Fox News’ Chad Pergram contributed to this report.