Bill Clinton Backs Grimes in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WBKO) -- About 1,200 people showed up Tuesday to hear former President Bill Clinton in his support speech for Alison Lundergan Grimes in her senate race against republican Sen. Mitch McConnell.

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"It makes a big difference who wins this election, and Alison Lundergan Grimes should win it and will with your help," said former President Bill Clinton.

As you would expect it was a who's who of Kentucky democrats and everyone including Grimes says it's time for a change.

"Kentuckians are ready for someone who reaches out and works across the aisle. Someone who actually stands up and fights for the people of our state," said democrat Senate hopeful Alison Lundergan Grimes.

Which is exactly why some in the WBKO area said they went today.

"Alison is for the people. She speaks for the people, and she speaks for the working man. She wants wages raised," said Warren County Teamster Chris Alford.

"I think she's a good candidate. I think the people of Kentucky are ready for her, and I think she can be elected," said Hart County Entrepreneur Larry Jewell.

An issue that could get her elected is raising the minimum wage.

"My vision for the future of Kentucky ends and begins with the middle class. We do that first and foremost by raising the minimum wage," said Grimes.

"If you try to break every force that raises income, in the end the economy devours itself," said Clinton.

There were several different jokes and serious issues discussed, but one thing remained constant, support for Alison Lundergan Grimes.

Other topics discussed included, lowering the Veteran unemployment rate and getting broadband access to more Kentuckians.

This was President Clinton's first event this year.

Sen. Mitch McConnell said Tuesday, when Clinton comes to Kentucky it's good for him, he's won before against Beshear and other opponents.

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