LOUISVILLE – The Clintons are coming, the Clintons are coming.
That’s the cry from the campaign of Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes who is challenging incumbent U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell.
Friday, Grimes’ campaign announced Hillary Clinton will appear with her next Wednesday at a 7 p.m. rally at the Louisville International Convention Center. The event is free and open to the public with tickets obtained through local Democratic Party headquarters.
Former President Bill Clinton has already been to the state twice to campaign for Grimes and is expected to return at least once more before the Nov. 4 election.
The news of Hillary Clinton’s trip comes at an opportune time for Grimes. She was being hammered in the press and on social media Friday for repeatedly declining to tell the editorial board of The Louisville Courier-Journal Thursday if she voted for President Barack Obama.
Instead, Grimes says she’s a “Clinton Democrat.” Bill Clinton was the last Democratic presidential candidate to carry Kentucky in a general election and Hillary Clinton defeated Obama by a wide margin in the 2008 Kentucky Democratic presidential primary. Grimes’ father and long-time Clinton friend, Jerry Lundergan, managed her Kentucky primary campaign.
“Alison is honored to have Hillary Rodham Clinton on the campaign trail with her less than one month before this important election,” said Jonathan Hurst, Grimes’ campaign manager. “Alison has been a long-time supporter and admirer of Clinton’s leadership and independence, and is humbled that she will be in Kentucky to endorse her plan to get Washington working for Kentucky.”
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