Bill Clinton Jumps Into Kentucky Senate Race to Unseat Mitch McConnell

The former president says defeating the Senate minority leader will make “a big difference”

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Former President Bill Clinton told Kentucky voters Tuesday that defeating Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell would make “a big difference.” Clinton’s comments came at a fundraiser for his likely Democratic opponent, Alison Lundergan Grimes.

The Louisville fundraiser was the former president’s first campaign trail appearance this year, NBC News reports. Supporters paid between $100 and $5,200 a pop to see the candidate and former president take the stage together.

“For the last 30 years, as often as not, [the Republican] strategy has worked mostly because our people see it, get discouraged, and stay home, believe that it doesn’t make a difference,” Clinton said. “And I am here to tell you — I know, it was my life — it makes a big difference who wins this election and Alison Lundergan Grimes should win it and will with your help.”

Grimes, Kentucky’s Democratic Secretary of State, will face McConnell in November if the Republican senator defeats his primary opponent.

Kentucky voted for Clinton in the 1992 and 1996 presidential elections.

[NBC News]

7 comments
RobertNguyen
RobertNguyen

McConnell has not been a positive force in US politics. Its time for him to retire...

outsider
outsider

Rusty? The bet. Pop goes the weasel.

jmac
jmac

@ReneDemonteverde  The left welcomes with open arms  W. showing up to campaign for McConnell.   


Bring him on.  

Joe.Blough
Joe.Blough

@ReneDemonteverde  Why are you bringing Billy Carter into this? The guy was the worst thing for himself and his brother, President Jimmy Carter, but what does he have to do with this article??

bluedog77
bluedog77

@jmac @ReneDemonteverde yes, the left loves the rapist....as long as the rapist is also a lefty...  definitely no defending of the women that he violated.... hmmm

bluedog77
bluedog77

@jmac @reallife Really- I disagree.  Your statement that W will not be welcomed in any state it totally incorrect, unless you have some recent stats that you are not sharing....BS

jmac
jmac

@reallife  I'll give you that one realife.   Didn't realize you could have a good comeback.  


No W,  no Barry.  There is a slight difference, though.   W is not going to be welcomed in any state and that's not true for Obama.