Clinton and Boehner will be returning to Kentucky to help candidates

10/21/2010 03:43 PM

Two big political names will be in Kentucky over the final days of the 2010 election.

Republican House Leader John Boehner will campaign for Republican congressional candidate Andy Barr in Lexington on Saturday.

Boehner could become Speaker of the House if the Republicans pick up at least 39 seats in the Nov. 2 election. Republicans are hoping the 6th congressional district might be one of them.

But Democrats are hoping U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler, a Versailles Democrat, can hang on. Both national parties have been spending heavily in that race.

Boehner, who was in Kentucky over the summer for a fundraiser with Republican U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, will appear at a get-out-the-vote rally at the Fayette County Republican office at 241 Southland Drive in Lexington at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

And former President Bill Clinton will return to Kentucky on the day before the election to campaign in several yet-to-be-determined locations with Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jack Conway, the Lexington Herald-Leader’s Jack Brammer reported.

Clinton appeared with Conway and Chandler at a rally at the University of Kentucky on Monday, Oct. 11.

- Ryan Alessi


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