2013 Fancy Farm http://wkyufm.org en McConnell and Grimes to Both Speak at Fancy Farm Picnic http://wkyufm.org/post/mcconnell-and-grimes-both-speak-fancy-farm-picnic <p>The Fancy Farm picnic will be the backdrop for an early face-off between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes.</p><p>Both campaigns said Tuesday their candidates will attend the Aug. 3 event in western Kentucky.</p><p>McConnell campaign manager Jesse Benton said the Republican senator wants to hear Grimes' views on health care, coal and gun rights.</p><p>Grimes political adviser Jonathan Hurst referred to McConnell as "Sen. Gridlock" and said the campaign looks forward to hearing the senator defend to his long record in Washington.</p><p>McConnell is seeking election to a sixth Senate term next year. Grimes is in her first term as Kentucky's secretary of state. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 18:19:56 +0000 Associated Press 34102 at http://wkyufm.org