Fancy Farm Organizers Want Tamer Crowd

By: Associated Press
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Organizers of the Fancy Farm picnic say they want to tone down the heckling that has come to define Kentucky's signature political event.

Saturday's picnic in western Kentucky has always had raucous crowds that interrupt politicians' speeches in a no-holds-barred atmosphere that has been known to rattle even the state's most seasoned politicians. But organizers say the 2013 picnic was so loud that it was difficult for people to hear the speeches.

Political Director Mark Wilson says he has had conference calls with the campaigns of Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes to ask them to rein in their supporters this year. The Senate race is this year's marquee matchup and is expected to attract people and media from across the country.

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