Yarmuth expects Hillary Clinton will campaign for Alison Lundergan Grimes

07/20/2014 10:35 PM

U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Louisville, said on Friday that while he has no specific knowledge of a visit he expects Hillary Clinton will come to Kentucky to campaign for Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes in the U.S. Senate race.

“I’ve always understood that she’s planning to come to the district for Alison at a time to be determined, and I think we can expect President Clinton back as well,” Yarmuth said Friday.

The Hill also reported Friday that Yarmuth told ‘The Bill Press show’ that Clinton, the former Secretary of State, would “absolutely” come to Kentucky to campaign.

Grimes’ father, businessman and former Democratic party chairman Jerry Lundergan, has close ties to both Hillary and Bill Clinton.

Former President Clinton came to the state in February to fundraise and campaign for Grimes against Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell.

Nick Storm

Nick Storm is the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics available exclusively on Spectrum News. Pure Politics is the only nightly program dedicated to Kentucky politics. Nick covers all of the political heavyweights and his investigative work brings to light issues that might otherwise go unnoticed, like his coverage of the backlog of DNA rape kits waiting to be tested in Kentucky. Nick is also working on a feature length bio documentary Outlaw Poet: A documentary on Ron Whitehead. Pure Politics airs weeknight at 7 and 11:30 on Spectrum News. Follow Nick on Twitter @NStorm_Politics. Nick can be reached at 502-792-1107 or nicholas.storm@charter.com.


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