Grimes Says She Proudly Wears 'Clinton Democrat' Label

Aug 6, 2014

Alison Lundergan Grimes

Alison Lundergan Grimes is using a little star power on the campaign trail.  Former President Bill Clinton Wednesday made two stops in Kentucky with the Senate hopeful.

Immediately after taking the stage at the Carrick House in Lexington, Grimes made it clear to the large, enthusiastic crowd that she rejects any labels her opponent Senator Mitch McConnell has tried to give her. Grimes said there is a brand she will be gladly accept.

"One label, though that I will proudly wear is that of a Clinton Democrat. I am a Clinton Democrat," proclaimed Grimes.

Following notable Kentucky Democrats, including Governor Steve Beshear and Attorney General Jack Conway, before a standing room only crowd, Clinton made his case for Grimes.

"If you want more jobs and higher incomes, you've got one choice,” said Clinton. “If you like all that fighting in Washington and you prefer watching it to reality TV and Duck Dynasty, you got another choice. I choose Alison and I think you will too."

Clinton also joined Grimes at a campaign event in Hazard Wednesday afternoon.