Bill Clinton to campaign with Alison Lundergan Grimes
By: Lucy McCalmont
February 7, 2014 01:22 PM EST
Bill Clinton will be dropping by the Bluegrass State to campaign for Kentucky Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes in her attempt to unseat Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
“We are very excited to have President Clinton coming into town to make his first campaign stop of this election cycle,” Grimes said Friday, according to the Courier-Journal.
“I was elated when he called and said he wanted to make this race his top priority,” Grimes said.
Grimes, who is currently Kentucky’s secretary of state and facing a tough senate campaign against McConnell, will be joined by the former president in Louisville on Feb. 25, a press release stated.
Clinton has been a supporter of Grimes and counseled her on launching her senatorial bid last year, POLITICO reported.
The latest poll of the race released Thursday, puts Grimes 4 points ahead of McConnell.