McConnell, Grimes campaign in Madisonville parade


MADISONVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s U.S. Senate candidates rode in the annual Madisonville Veterans Day Parade, their final joint appearance before Tuesday’s closely watched election.

Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell rode in a Ford Thunderbird convertible with his wife on Sunday, while Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes and about two dozen supporters walked behind chanting that McConnell had to go.

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A new NBC/Marist poll shows McConnell leads Grimes by 9 percentage points just two days before the election. McConnell told reporters he expects to win on Tuesday and said he is hopeful Republicans will win a majority in the U.S. Senate.

Grimes said she is excited about the energy she sees on the campaign trail, citing her endorsements from the United Mineworkers of America and the state’s two largest newspapers.


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