Politics
2:54 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Clinton: Grimes Differs From McConnell Because She Cares About Compromise, Middle Class

Former President Bill Clinton visited Louisville Tuesday to stump for Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes in Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race.

Grimes is running against Republican Leader Mitch McConnell in a tight race, which is gaining national media attention. In recent weeks, she has put issues such as raising the minimum wage and closing the gender pay gap at the center of her candidacy.

Clinton says Grimes is a contrast with McConnell because she cares about rebuilding the middle-class and believes in compromise over gridlock.

The former President asked his audience if "we should stay with this model of constant conflict, which can generate unlimited amounts of special interest money to keep people stuck in their ideological ruts. Nothing good will happen except the people who are on the receiving end of the benefits may win one more election."

"But real people don’t win that way,” Clinton said.

Clinton also endorsed the Grimes campaign jobs plan, especially its ideas to get military veterans back to work.

The McConnell campaign says Grimes has yet to explain how much the jobs plan would cost and how she would pay for it.