Alison Lundergan Grimes already had Elizabeth Warren and will have Hillary Clinton campaigning with her this week. Grimes is going for the knockout punch on Mitch McConnell by bringing for President Bill Clinton back to Kentucky.
The Grimes campaign announced that former President Clinton will be back in Kentucky on Thursday morning and afternoon in Louisville and Ashland. Ahead of Clinton’s latest visit, Grimes released new a video of the candidate and the former president urging Kentuckians to vote.
In the video, Grimes said, He (McConnell) can buy the airwaves, but we won’t back up.”
Clinton said, “Whatever your politics are. You deserve to be represented by somebody who cares more about you than the people who have gotten us in trouble in Washington in the first place.”
Bill Clinton is making one last stop in Kentucky to both support Alison Lundergan Grimes, and knockout Mitch McConnell. The schedule of Democrats who are campaigning with Grimes this week makes it clear that they smell blood in the water.
Grimes is getting the top three surrogates on the campaign trail, outside of the Obamas, this week. The President and First Lady won’t be coming to Kentucky because an appearance by the president would play into McConnell’s campaign strategy. Sen. McConnell has been desperately trying to link Grimes and Obama. For this reason, it’s best that the president stay out of this race.
Mitch McConnell is teetering on the brink of defeat, which is Bill Clinton is coming to Kentucky to help push him over the edge.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a 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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