Former VP Joe Biden campaigns for Amy McGrath in Bath County

Published: Oct. 12, 2018 at 10:05 AM EDT
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Former Vice President Joe Biden is campaigning for Democratic 6th Congressional District nominee Ret. Lt. Col. Amy McGrath Friday in Bath County.

Biden spoke during the McGrath campaign's fish fry at Bath County High School in Owingsville.

“Mark my words, if you don’t think of anything else I said, remember I said this. If we don’t win back the House, the next major move is a massive cut in social security," Biden said.

While many are pointing to the congressional district as a key race in the Democrats' hopes of winning control of the House of Representatives, McGrath made a pitch for bipartisanship as she campaigned to the crowd in Owingsville.

““You should know that the Democratic Party doesn't have all the answers. Both sides need to work together again," McGrath said.

The fighter pilot turned candidate introduced the former Vice President in front of a crowd of thousands. Some lined up as early as 9 a.m., and others drove more than an hour to attend. One person said they attended the event as an undecided voter, and they left with his mind made up.

“I came in undecided. Going out decided. I like everything Amy said," Dwaine Martin said.

Many others already had their minds made up, but they wanted to show support for the candidate they plan on voting for come November.

The high-profile visit is one of two happening in the district. President Donald Trump is holding a campaign rally in Richmond Saturday night. Trump will likely offer support for McGrath's Republican opponent, incumbent Rep. Andy Barr during his rally on the Eastern Kentucky University campus.