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Clinton in Kentucky to campaign for Grimes

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Democrats invited former President Bill Clinton to deliver some starpower to the Senate race of Alison Lundergan Grimes.

Clinton made his first campaign stop of the year in Louisville on Tuesday. He appeared at a luncheon to help raise money for the Grimes campaign.

It's likely she will be the Democratic candidate running for Mitch McConnell's seat. The race has become one of the most-watched races in the country.

As we first reported last year, Clinton and former U.S. Senator Wendell Ford hand-picked Grimes during a secret meeting at the Riverpark Center in Owensboro.

"The other choice is to pout. If your party is not in the White House and make as many problems as you can. Stop anything good from happening. If you can't stop it, at least bad mouth it. Then when, life being what it is, and all of us being imperfect as we are, when there's a problem do everything you can to make sure the problem is never fixed," Clinton said.

McConnell later fired back touting his record in Kentucky.

"I welcome him back. The last time he ran in 1996, he eked out a narrow victory in Kentucky while I beat the current governor by 160,000 votes, ten points. In 2008, both Bill and Hillary Clinton came to town including the day before the election and I won by a 100,000 votes. So I welcome President Clinton back to Kentucky. Every time he has come it has been really good for me," McConnell said.

Recent polls show Grimes with a four point lead over McConnell. On Tuesday, Clinton and Grimes blasted McConnell on what they say is failed leadership.

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