Clinton appearance gives Grimes campaign economic boost

By on March 2, 2014
Bill Clinton, Alison Lundergan Grimes

By Howard Stikes–

Former President Bill Clinton showed he can still pack the house on his most recent visit to Louisville.

He was in town on Feb. 25 to support the current Secretary of State of Kentucky, Alison Lundergan Grimes, who is running for U.S. Senate. She is trying to unseat Mitch McConnell, the senior senator from Kentucky.

“This is a huge day for us,” said Jonathan Hurst, Grimes’ campaign manager. “We have people from all walks of life represented here today. Politicians, labor leaders, corporate representatives, neighborhood and grass roots folks as well.”

Hurst said tickets to the event ranged from $100 to $5,200. Early estimates of funds raised from the event exceeded $500,000.

More than 1,500 supporters filled the Archibald-Cochran Ball room at the Galt House Hotel for a luncheon and an opportunity to listen to Clinton.

“I actually read this plan Alison has here, and it can work,” said Clinton as he waved a pamphlet about Grimes’ policies.

He said that it is important that Grimes be elected to the U.S. Senate to help rid Washington of the obstructionist legislators that currently have the Senate gridlocked for political reasons. He said there is a difference between whining and doing nothing versus presenting ideas and compromising with people for workable solutions that benefit America.

Clinton said, “If you want to continue the status quo as it is don’t vote for Alison, but if you want someone that knows how to present a plan, implement it and work with you on smoothing out the kinks, show up and let your voice be heard.”

Photo courtesy Politico.com

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