Democrats are sending in the big guns during the last week of the Kentucky Senate race as Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will both take part in rallies for Alison Lundergan Grimes.
The Grimes campaign announced that Sen. Warren will rally with Grimes on Tuesday in Louisville, “Senator Elizabeth Warren will join Alison Lundergan Grimes to rally Kentuckians who are ready for a Senator who will put hardworking families before millionaires and billionaires – as Mitch McConnell has done for far too long.”
After Warren leaves the Bluegrass State, Hillary Clinton will be campaigning with Alison Lundergan Grimes in Northern Kentucky and Lexington on Saturday November 1.
Grimes campaign manager Jonathan Hurst said, “Just days before the election, Alison is honored to have Hillary Rodham Clinton join her for campaign stops in Northern Kentucky and Lexington. Her recent visit to Kentucky drew thousands of grassroots supporters to hear her endorse Alison’s plan to get Washington working for Kentucky. As she said in that speech, ‘more than any other race in the country, this election in Kentucky is a referendum on the future.’ It’s a privilege that she will be making the case for Alison on the final weekend of this campaign.”
Sen. Warren has been out to defeat McConnell since he blocked her student loan bill.
In June, Warren said,
Well, accountability is exactly the right word. I plan on fighting back on this, and I hope that everybody else does too. One way, I’m going to start fighting back is I’m going to go down to Kentucky and I’m going to campaign for Alison Lundergan Grimes, . She’s tough. She’s feisty. She endorsed the student loan bill, said she wanted to bring down interest rates for Kentuckians, and so my view is, I’m going to get out there and try to make this happen for her.
I hope lots of people give her money at alisonforkentucky.com. I hope people will support her, because it’s really a way to say Alison is a candidate who’s there for all of us. For trying to make sure that everybody gets a fighting chance. It’s one way to deal with this. I gotta tell you, given what Mitch McConnell’s has been doing in the United States Senate. The way it’s just block, block, block, no, no, no. We get Alison Lundergan Grimes, in there and I feel like she could almost single-handedly get rid of some of the gridlock here in Washington.
Sen. Warren has been true to her word. The Massachusetts Democrat has been actively campaigning for Alison Lundergan Grimes.
It is a brilliant strategic move for the Grimes campaign to feature both Warren and Clinton in the final week. Sen. Warren will help get the hardcore left out to support Grimes. Clinton will be able to target the moderate Democrats, Independents, and Republicans who could be learning towards supporting McConnell.
Democrats smell blood in the water. Mitch McConnell is limping towards the end of the campaign while Alison Lundergan Grimes has the momentum in Kentucky. As Election Day draws near, Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton are heading to Kentucky in a push to seal the deal and send Mitch McConnell off into retirement.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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