The two major candidates for the U.S. Senate in Kentucky next year met face to face for the first time at Fancy Farm yesterday and neither pulled any punches.
The large crowd at St. Jerome Catholic Church in Graves County was raucous as ever and Senator McConnell was one of the first elected officials to speak. He said he’s been Kentucky’s voice in the upper chamber for the last 30 years and associated Democratic challenger Allison Lundergan Grimes with President Obama.
Senator McConnell said next year’s election could decide whether it will be him or Majority Leader Harry Reid in charge at the beginning of 2015.
Secretary of State Grimes used comedy to once again portray Senator McConnell as an obstructionist.
Ms. Grimes said Senator McConnell has been no ally of the working individual and Kentucky women in his three decades in Washington.
Republican primary challenger Matt Bevin and Democratic primary candidate Ed Marksberry were also given time to speak and both focused on criticizing Senator McConnell. State Senator Stan Humphries, Congressman Ed Whitfield, State Auditor Adam Edelen, Agriculture Commissioner Jamie Comer and Attorney General Jack Conway also spoke. Audio in this story was courtesy of Kentucky Educational Television.