Former President Clinton visits Kentucky again on behalf of Alison Lundergan Grimes

Posted by on October 30, 2014
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Former President Bill Clinton gestured to Kentucky Democratic senatorial candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes during a rally at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Ky., Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Grimes is facing Republican incumbent, U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, in one of the country’s most watched Senate races. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

LOUISVILLE — On a stage late Thursday morning before several hundred people outside the Muhammad Ali Center, former President Bill Clinton tried to deliver a knockout punch against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on behalf of Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes.

Clinton, making his fourth visit to Kentucky for Grimes’ bid to oust the Republican incumbent from his 30-year tenure, painted Grimes as a champion for working people.

He said Kentucky, which he won both times he ran for president, has not had a champion for the working people in the U.S. Senate since Democrat Wendell Ford left.

Grimes will work to increase the minimum wage, lower interest rates on college loans and work to keep coal miners safe and employed, Clinton said.

Clinton spoke for 101/2 minutes, a short speech for him. He was scheduled to attend another rally for Grimes later in the day in Ashland.

The former president made light of his visits, saying that he has been to Kentucky so often that Gov. Steve Beshear said he might have to fill out a tax form on his next visit.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is scheduled to campaign for Grimes on Saturday in Northern Kentucky and Lexington.

McConnell’s campaign announced that he will fly to several Kentucky cities Monday with U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Bowling Green.

Read more here: Lexington Herald-Leader


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