Bruce Lunsford's opponent U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell was in Hazard Saturday.
Senator McConnell says his experience and influence in D.C. is why Kentuckians should vote for him in November.
Senator McConnell of Kentucky was in Hazard as one of the grand marshals for the Black Gold Festival parade. The Senate Minority Leader has his eye on his fifth term as Senator.
“I think my seniority and clout has made a difference for this state, and if you look at the next six years on the issue that can the most, I believe that it is pretty clear I can do a lot more for Kentucky then he can,” says Senator McConnell.
McConnell says his re-election campaign is going well, and he has plenty of support.
“You know, Senator McConnell has the experience. He is a good Christian man. He has a lot of family values. He is very interested in our mountains and our economy here in eastern Kentucky,” says James Phillips, a McConnell supporter.
But he is not happy with the attack ads from his opponent Bruce Lunsford and the left are running.
“He is desperate and he is nasty. Anybody that has the kind of unseemingly business background he does to be calling other people names requires a lot of brass frankly,” says Senator McConnell.
The Senator also talked about the selection of Governor Sarah Palin as John McCain’s running mate. He says that he likes the pick and it has certainly jazzed up the Republican Party.