U.S. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell says he will be at the Fancy Farm picnic next month.
Kentucky’s senior senator talked about the event during a stop in Bullitt County Monday.
McConnell said he plans to attend---and take part---in Kentucky’s biggest political event of the year.
"I'm looking forward to being there," McConnell commented.
Other years, he’s missed it, but McConnell explained that’s only when there isn’t a big state race in play that year. This year, Republican Matt Bevin and Democrat Jack Conway are squaring off for the Governor’s office. So, McConnell says he will be making a speech at the picnic.
McConnell—who is one of the most prominent Republicans in the state and country—says he will also help craft the message for other members of his party making a speech that day.
"We are talking to other people that are participating and hope to make it interesting," McConnell added.
U.S. Senator Rand Paul recently announced he won’t attend Fancy Farm and will be campaigning for president in New Hampshire instead.