KY Dem Says Hillary Clinton Will Campaign With Alison Grimes Against Mitch McConnell

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Democrat Rep. John Yarmuth (KY) let the cat of the bag. Hillary Clinton will be going to Kentucky to campaign with Alison Lundergan Grimes in her bid to defeat Mitch McConnell.

Audio of Rep. Yarmuth talking about Clinton campaigning with Grimes on The Bill Press Show:

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Rep. Yarmuth (D-KY) said, “I sure want her in Kentucky and I know she’s going to come to Kentucky and campaign for Alison Lundergan Grimes, and she’s welcome here. She’s very popular here, as is President Clinton. I think Hillary will be welcome just about anywhere for a Democratic candidate…Yes, she will be coming to Kentucky, absolutely. I think the president’s planning to come back as well. He was here in April for Alison, and I think he is planning to come back.”

Rep. Yarmuth later pointed out that the election is looking great for Alison Lundergan Grimes. She is out fundraising Sen. McConnell, and the Senate Minority Leader has been unable to break 45% in any poll. First, Bill Clinton came to Kentucky. Sen. Elizabeth Warren followed the former president, and as the race gets into the fall, I would expect that both Bill and Hillary Clinton will be campaigning for Mitch McConnell’s opponent.

The arrival of the Clintons will cause problems for McConnell on several fronts. Sen. McConnell is trying to tie Grimes to President Obama at every turn. His latest campaign tries to link Grimes to McConnell on the coal issue. The Clintons are a separate brand from Obama. The arrival of either the former president or former secretary of state immediately forces the discussion back to the economy. Since he has obstructed every piece of legislation that would grow the economy, the last thing Mitch McConnell wants to talk about is jobs. In fact, the only job Mitch McConnell is interested in protecting is his own.

Kentucky’s Senate contest is a nailbiter. McConnell is struggling, but Grimes has not been able to open up a sizable lead. The election could go either way, which is why an appearance by Hillary Clinton could be the nudge that Kentucky voters need to send Mitch McConnell into retirement.

23 Replies to “KY Dem Says Hillary Clinton Will Campaign With Alison Grimes Against Mitch McConnell”

  1. alison has not opened up a sizeable lead because she is being timid. she still has not come out strong for the aha, which is a pity.

    or maybe she is saving the best for last. voters tend to pay more attention to campaigns once the kids are back in school and the weather cools.

  2. Scott, the majority of Kentuckians love the Clinton’s! Kentucky went for them twice in 1992 and 1996.
    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kentucky
    Where politics are concerned, Kentucky historically has been very hard-fought and leaned slightly toward the Democratic Party, although it was never included among the “Solid South”. In 2006, 57.05% of the state’s voters were officially registered as Democrats, 36.55% registered Republican, and 6.39% registered with some other political party. Despite this, the state often supports Republican candidates for federal offices.

  3. Also,
    Grimes’s campaign has raised almost $11.3 million in all, with an average contribution of $25 from almost 84,000 supporters, according to a statement from the campaign. Now, Coming from KY, all 120 counties made contributions, some for the first time. Also, all 50 states have contributed…the people are with her! The blue dog dems are backing her…and that’s huge!

  4. You must not know who Blue Dog Democrats are to be excited about their support. They are the Democrats that are Corporate owned. No wonder Hillary is backing her.

  5. Scott

    I know Kentucky, I am FROM Kentucky , and I am IN Kentucky. What state are you from? TeaPartyRepublickstan? Hillary will carry Kentucky if she runs in 2016 and her help to Alison will make Mitchell Addison McConnell able to draw his Senate pension and become a Fox News pundit so you can continue to “enjoy” his “wisdom”

  6. Wrong answer Kathy…. Blue dog Democrats are: one who views himself as being in the middle of the “partisan” spectrum and as an advocate for fiscal restraint at the federal level.
    The preamble to the Blue Dog Caucus in the House describes its members as being “dedicated to the financial stability and national security of the country, notwithstanding partisan political positions and personal fortune.”
    Let me emphasize the word PARTISAN something Mitch knows nothing about. He only knows obstruction!

  7. @Marcus..

    Yes, I’m from Kentucky also.

    There is a big difference between “Bill” Clinton and “Hillary” Clinton in this state.

    “Hillary” Clinton will never carry Kentucky. Period. In fact, I doubt she even gets the Democrat nomination. Way to much baggage.

    Bring Hillary to Kentucky. Will only help McConnell.

  8. SHE NEEDS TO CALL HIM OUT ON HIS LIES. HE CLAIM OBAMA CUT 716 BILLION OUT OF MEDICARE TO PAY FOR OBAMACARE WHICH IS A LIE.WHILE AT THE SAME TIME HE SUPPORTED A BUDGET THAT CUTS 700 BILLION FROM MEDICARE. HE CAN’T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS.

  9. Please please upgrade your editing staff. “His latest campaign tries to link Grimes to McConnell on the coal issue”. Please fix this lapse in quality.

  10. @djchefron

    What does that have to do with the conversation?

    What books do you read if not extreme left, as you’re acting like the typical angry Lefty?

  11. Nothing requires a greater effort of thought than arguments to justify the rule of non-thought. — Milan Kundera

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