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Clinton Campaigns for Grimes in Paducah

Lance Dennee

Former President Bill Clinton joined Allison Lundergan Grimes in Paducah Tuesday to help the Democrat campaign for the upcoming U.S. Senate election in Kentucky.

Grimes' father Jerry Lundergan lead Kentucky's Democratic Party when Clinton campaigned in the 90's and the families remain close. 

At the event, held at McCracken County High School, the former president criticized Grimes' opponent, Republican senate minority leader Mitch McConnell.

“The reason Alison’s opponent wants to make this about who voted whom for in 2012 is that he knows if you vote on how they’re going to vote for the next six years you will elect her and by a very healthy margin,” Clinton said.

McConnell has linked Grimes to president Obama who remains unpopular in the Commonwealth. Clinton touted Grimes as an advocate for Kentucky.

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  “Now, I’m telling you in fourteen days if you will be Alison’s voice, you will have a voice for the next six years,” Clinton said.

Mitch McConnell is on a bus tour of Kentucky coal counties and will visit the western coalfields Friday. The senate race is close with two weeks until Election Day.

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