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Former President Makes Stops Across Kentucky

By: Steve Hensley Email
By: Steve Hensley Email

In less than two months, voters in Kentucky will head to the polls now a former president is in the commonwealth hoping to help his wife in the up coming election.

The Former president campaigned in four Kentucky cities Tuesday.

He's made stops in Frankfort, Paris, and Maysville. He has been talking with folks from all walks of life.

In Frankfort, Clinton talked about topics from healthcare to energy and his wife's campaign stance on those issues.

Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are still in a very tight race and the Kentucky primary in May could help determine who gets the democratic presidential nomination.

The Morehead stop was former President Clinton's last stop of the day in the bluegrass.

This isn't the former president's first visit to eastern Kentucky.

Times have changed since he came through the region in 1999.

On a hot July day in 1999, President Bill Clinton gave a speech on Main Street in Hazard, just hours after visiting the small town of Tyner in Jackson County.

So much has happened since then.

It was before 9-11, Before the war in Iraq, and the economy was strong.

However, the president was trying to prove that certain parts of the country like Appalachia were still lagging behind.

Fast forward nearly nine years and Clinton is still giving speeches, but now he's trying to help get his wife elected president.

To help solve the problems he claims were created after he left office.

While Senator Hillary Clinton wasn't with her husband on Tuesday, she is expected to campaign in Kentucky soon.

It's been more than ten years since she was last in eastern Kentucky.

In June 1997, She was a guest of former President Jimmy Carter during a Habitat for Humanity project in Pike County.


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