Bill Clinton is once again trying to rally voters to the side of Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes.
The Grimes campaign has announced that the former President will attend events at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville Thursday morning, with an afternoon visit to the Veteran’s Riverfront Park in Ashland planned for the afternoon.
It’s the fourth time Clinton has campaigned on behalf of Grimes, as she tries to unseat Republican Senator Mitch McConnell.
The former President spoke at Grimes rallies in Owensboro and Paducah last week. Hillary Rodham Clinton is also returning to the commonwealth this Saturday to campaign on behalf of Grimes in northern Kentucky and Lexington.
One week from now, Kentucky voters decide whether to give U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell another six years or replace him with Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes. Both are crisscrossing the state trying to convince the still undecided.
McConnell brought his "Kentucky Leads America" bus tour to the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green Tuesday. Joining the five-term incumbent on the road was Grammy award-winning artist Lee Greenwood who energized a crowd of party faithful as McConnell sounded a familiar theme on the stump. He said the makeup of the Senate must change in order to change the country.
The Senate Minority Leader pointed a finger at the Obama administration for what he called a slow economic recovery, over-regulation, and a takeover of healthcare. McConnell suggested America was on the decline and said the eyes of the world are on Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race.
"Right here in our state is the only test of whether America is coming back, and with your help by golly, a week from today, America is on the way back," McConnell told the audience.
If Republicans win six seats next Tuesday, McConnell is positioned to become Senate Majority Leader, and-- in his words--call the plays for the country while still looking out for Kentucky.
Kentucky's U.S. Senate candidates are bringing in a pair of potential presidential candidates to help boost voter turnout in the final week of one of the country's most closely watched Senate races.
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren will campaign with Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes in Louisville on Tuesday while Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will appear with Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell on Wednesday.
This will be Warren's second trip to Kentucky for Grimes. She raised money for Grimes and spoke at a rally at the University of Louisville on tackling student loan debt earlier this year.
Grimes' campaign also announced Monday afternoon that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will return to Kentucky again to campaign with the Democrat on Saturday.
Jindal will appear with McConnell at the Restore America Rally in Louisville on Wednesday. Other guests include Carly Fiorina, the 2010 Republican Senate nominee in California, and conservative national radio host Hugh Hewitt.
Both candidates are on the attack again with just over a week left in their contentious and closely watched race.
Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes' campaign challenged a new ad from Republican Senator Mitch McConnell that boasted his support among women. The Grimes campaign says it features a woman who is registered to vote in Pennsylvania.
The McConnell camp says she's a college student at the University of Louisville who hasn't updated her voter registration yet.
In a separate spat, the McConnell campaign said a new ad falsely accused him of using his office to improve his personal investments during the 2008 financial crisis.
Two weeks until Election Day and Kentucky's hotly-contested U.S. Senate seat appears to remain up for grabs.
Mitch McConnell re-took the lead in the latest Bluegrass Poll released Monday evening. The incumbent Republican Senator edged his Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes by one point, 44-43 percent. It marks a turnaround from the previous Bluegrass Poll which showed Grimes with a slight advantage.
Both leads fell within the poll's margin of error.
Meantime, another poll released Monday by WKU's Social Science Research Center found McConnell leading the race by five points over Grimes. That survey was take between Oct. 6 and Monday and surveyed 601 likely Kentucky voters.
The latest poll shows McConnell receiving overwhelming support from Kentucky Republicans, with 83 percent saying they will vote for the incumbent. At the same time, McConnell is backed by 24 percent of those who identified as Democrats.
For the third time this campaign season, former President Bill Clinton is coming to Kentucky to campaign for Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes. Clinton will appear at “Get out the Vote” rallies in Owensboro and Paducah next week.
Earlier this week, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton joined Grimes at a fundraiser in Louisville. Grimes is hoping to unseat five-time Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell November 4th.
Sen. McConnell is scheduled to embark on a bus tour through Kentucky's coal country next week.
Alison Lundergan Grimes got some help from Hillary Rodham Clinton Wednesday night as she seeks to distance herself from both her Republican opponent, Senator Mitch McConnell, and President Obama.
Clinton was the featured speaker at a boisterous rally in Louisville, the third time a Clinton has campaigned for Grimes this year. Former President Bill Clinton has appeared with Grimes twice this year.
Democratic state Auditor Adam Edelen called the rally a retirement party for McConnell, a 30 year veteran of the Senate. In fact, Clinton never called McConnell by name, only vaguely referring to a "30 year Senator from Kentucky." State Senator Gerald Neal led the crowd in chants of "Mitch doesn't care."
Wednesday's event was just a day after the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee stopped running TV ads in Kentucky. It was seen as another chance for Grimes to associated herself with the Clintons, who are popular in Kentucky.
KET officials say the U.S. Senate debate was the highest rated PBS program in the nation on Monday.
Kentucky Educational Television officials estimate more than 133,000 people around the state tuned in for the hour-long Kentucky Tonight program, where host Bill Goodman moderated a discussion with Republican Senator Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes. It is the only scheduled televised debate between the two candidates in one of the country's most closely watched races ahead of the November 4 general election.
KET spokesman Todd Piccirilli said the broadcaster does not get ratings from all of its transmitters across the state. But its estimate comes from ratings in the Louisville market, the largest in the state.
The highly anticipated debate between U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell and Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is now history. There were no obvious blunders or bombshell political revelations during Monday night's KET broadcast.
As expected, McConnell spoke with confidence about becoming senate leader in 2015. Grimes echoed repeatedly, that after 30 years in Washington, the senior senator is out of touch with Kentucky's needs. Coal was a prominent topic during the debate. Grimes said she differs with the president on coal policies. "We have to reign in the EPA, but we also have to work across the aisle in a coalition effort," said Grimes.
McConnell maintained federal regulations have cost thousands of miners their jobs. "My job is to look out for Kentucky's coal miners. This administration has engaged in an assault on our coal industry," said McConnell.