Clinton to attend first campaign for KY Secretary of State Grime - 14 News, WFIE, Evansville, Henderson, Owensboro

Clinton to attend first campaign for KY Secretary of State Grimes

Posted: Updated:
KENTUCKY (WFIE) -

On Tuesday, former President Bill Clinton will attend his first campaign event of the year.  

He'll be in Louisville raising money for Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes who is challenging Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell.

This isn't the first time Clinton and Grimes have met in Kentucky. It was one year ago next week that 14 News first reported on their secret meeting at the Riverpark Center in Owensboro.
     
Clinton spoke at an event there to honor former Senator Wendell Ford. It was at that event that Clinton held a private meeting with Grimes to encourage her to run. Clinton and Ford even handpicked Grimes over Ashley Judd, the actress who was also considering a run.
     
Now, political insiders are calling the Grimes-McConnell race one of the hardest fought Senate races in the country. A recent poll shows Grimes with a 4-point lead over McConnell, indicating just how competitive this race really is.

"There are solutions that we can begin to take and steps we can begin to take together.  Steps that Mitch McConnell has never taken in 29 years. A demonstration of truly his failed leadership," Grimes says.

The fundraiser will be a lunchtime event at the Galt House in Louisville. The cost to get in ranges from $500 to $5,200.

Copyright 2014 WFIE. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow