Politics
6:45 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Owensboro's Political Picnic Lineup Taking Shape

The Red, White & Blue Picnic takes place Aug. 26 in Owensboro
The Red, White & Blue Picnic takes place Aug. 26 in Owensboro
Credit Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce

One of the candidates in the highly-contested Kentucky U.S. Senate race has agreed to take part in an event in Owensboro next month.  

Incumbent Senator Mitch McConnell confirmed he will appear at the Red, White & Blue Picnic on Aug. 26.  The event is sponsored by the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce. McConnell’s Democratic challenger Allison Lundergan Grimes has not said whether she’ll attend. 

Another candidate whose appearance has been confirmed by picnic organizers: Democrat Ron Leach. He’s running against Bowling Green Republican Brett Guthrie in Kentucky’s 2nd Congressional District.

Other confirmed speakers include several candidates running for Kentucky state house seats in November. 

The event begins at 5 p.m. on the lawn of the Daviess County Courthouse.