LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WBKO) -- Friday with Senators Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell, the message was clear unite the Republican Party to defeat Alison Lundergan Grimes in the fall.
"I'm proud here to be supporting Sen. McConnell. I think the party will pull together very quickly. In 2010, when I ran, it was a contentious primary, but we pulled together quickly. Sen. McConnell was helpful in bringing the party together. I'm glad to be in that role this time bringing everyone together quickly, and saying it's very important that we will have someone who will stand up and defend Kentucky against the President's policies," said Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky.
"If I were to be replaced by my opponent, they would unscrew the desk on my side move it over to the democratic side by Harry Reid. She would vote to make Harry Reid, who said coal makes you sick, the majority leader of the Senate. He would proceed to try to enact the Obama agenda, higher taxes, more regulations and fewer coal mining jobs. So, that is exactly the effect of sending my opponent to the senate," said the Minority Leader and U.S. Senate candidate Mitch McConnell.
When McConnell was asked about returning the favor and campaigning for Sen. Rand Paul perhaps in Iowa for a presidential election, he said that time will come. Right now, the important election is in 2014.
On a day where the two republican senators are trying to unite the party, democratic nominee Alison Lundergan Grimes sent a letter Friday to the nearly 40% of republicans who didn't vote for McConnell this past Tuesday.
She asked for their support and independent voter's support in the fall saying Kentucky needs a fresh independent voice in Washington.
The man who McConnell beat in a bitter primary, Matt Bevin, also weighed in with a letter Friday, saying Grimes' letter "illustrates a lack of understanding about the principles that united my campaign's supporters."