Grimes Campaigns For Second Time With President Clinton

Grimes Campaigns For Second Time With President Clinton

Running for U.S. Senate, Alison Lundergan Grimes campaigned in Lexington and Hazard with President Clinton, a lifelong friend.
For the second time, President Clinton came to Kentucky to campaign for Alison Lundergan Grimes.

The Republicans call her President Obama's candidate.  Grimes said she's not a rubber stamp.  She said she is a Clinton Democrat, and she said that with President Clinton by her side.

McConnell's campaign says President Obama needs Grimes, but without mentioning Obama's name Clinton disputed McConnell's claims.

"He's actually hoping everybody will just check their brain at the door, and forget you're hiring somebody to do something for the next 6 years that he has not done for the last 30," said President Clinton. 

'Kentucky is ready for a United States Senator whose vocabulary goes beyond the word no," said Alison Lundergan Grimes.

Grimes said she will fight for equal pay between men and women and to raise the minimum wage.  Clinton endorsed her with a refined version of "It's the economy, stupid."

"Creating jobs and raising incomes and giving poor people a chance to work into the middle class, that is the issue," said Clinton.

Grimes specifically mentioned boosting eastern Kentucky's economy.

"In 30 years, Mitch McConnell has not saved one coal job, or created one coal job," said Grimes.

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

They made a second stop together in Hazard, a place Clinton visited in 1999 as President.
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