Politics
3:55 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Clinton, Longtime Friend to Grimes and Her Family, Will Headline Tuesday Fundraiser in Louisville

Former President Bill Clinton
Former President Bill Clinton

Former President Bill Clinton will be in Kentucky Tuesday to help raise money for a U.S. Senate candidate.

Clinton will headline a lunchtime fundraiser at a Louisville hotel for Democrat Alison Lundergran Grimes. The cost of admission to the event at the Galt House is a contribution of $100-$5,200.

The Courier-Journal reports those who give one-thousand-dollars will get access to a rope line. Donors at the $2,600 level will also gain entry into a reception featuring Clinton, and $5,200 gets the donor a special commemorative gift.

Grimes and Clinton have a history. Grimes’ father, Jerry Lundergan, is a longtime friend of the former President and was Kentucky chairman Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign.

During Bill Clinton’s first inaugural festivities, a 14-year-old Alison Lundergan Grimes gave the new first couple of bouquet of red roses at the base of the Lincoln Memorial.