Alison Lundergan Grimes, the newly minted Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in Kentucky, is out with her first ad of the general election. The 60-second spot features Grimes speaking directly to the camera about how "no matter how many elections we have, nothing gets better in Washington--it only gets worse." She blames "people at the top in both political parties," not mentioning by name her opponent, Republican minority leader Mitch McConnell.

Watch the ad below:

Grimes was first elected as Kentucky's secretary of state in 2011, and her father is Jerry Lundergan, the former state party chair.

Polls of the race so far show a very close contest between Grimes and McConnell. The Real Clear Politics poll average suggests the two are locked in a statistical tie, and most recent polls have only one point between the two candidates.

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