McConnell says world is watching Ky. U.S. Senate race

10/28/2014 04:35 PM

GLASGOW — Campaigning with country music artist Lee Greenwood, the singer of “God Bless the USA,” U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell wrapped up his two-day swing across Kentucky on Tuesday.

On the “Kentucky Leads America Bus Tour,” McConnell made 14 stops across the commonwealth where he delivered a familiar version of his stump speech, speaking on coal regulations, President Barack Obama, dysfunction in Congress and his opponent, Democratic Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes.

McConnell also noted that the Kentucky U.S. Senate race is being viewed not just around the state and nation, but around the world.

“You get the drift my friends. The rest of the world is looking at America astonished at the loss of clout our country has experienced in the world under this president. Astonished at whether or not America really wants to recede and not be a world leader anymore,” McConnell said.

“A week from today we’re going to tell everybody in the country and around the world America is on the way back.”

McConnell also kept with his theme that Grimes, if elected, would be another vote for the national Democratic Party, and he joked about Grimes’ non-answers on her presidential votes in 2008 and 2012.

McConnell will keep up the campaigning at the “Restore America Rally” with a stop in Jeffrersontown on Thursday which features Hugh Hewitt, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Carly Fiorina.

Grimes campaigns with U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, in Louisville on Tuesday night and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Saturday in Lexington and northern Kentucky.

Video produced by Chris Bratton

Nick Storm

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