Hillary Clinton campaigns for Grimes in Louisville

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - More than 4,500 people showed up to a campaign rally that Hillary Clinton headed in Louisville for Alison Lundergan Grimes just 20 days before Election Day. The event was on Wednesday night at the Kentucky International Convention Center.

It was a way for Grimes to get some help from Hillary Clinton as she seeks to distance herself from President Barack Obama and defeat Republican Senator Mitch McConnell.

"Alison is just like a breath of fresh air. We need her bad," said Linda Ison, who attended the event.

"I've been waiting 30 years to ditch Mitch, so I'm ecstatic to be here," said LeAnne Sturgeon, who also attended the rally.

This was the third time a Clinton has campaigned for Grimes this year.

"I am so honored to be here in the closing days of this really significant campaign," said Hillary Clinton, at the rally. "You must send Alison to Washington to get the place in order to deliver for the people of Kentucky."

This event came one day after the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee stopped running TV ads in Kentucky. And it was another chance for Grimes to associate herself with the Clintons, who are popular in Kentucky, instead of Obama, who is not.

"I think Kentucky has had enough of Mitch McConnell," said Grimes, at the rally. "I chose Kentucky. I count on you."

Democratic state Auditor Adam Edelen called the rally a retirement party for McConnell, a 30-year veteran of the Senate. Also, Governor Steve Beshear and Attorney General Jack Conway spoke at this event in Louisville.

If Grimes were to win this race, then she would become the first female Kentucky U.S. Senator. Election Day is November 4.



 
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