Transcript for Campaigner-in-Chief Bill Clinton Pulls Out Southern Charm in Kentucky Senate Race
The race is on here in Kentucky. Look at the fine print on ten felony today -- in little taking a closer look at one of the hottest senate races in the country. Alison -- Grimes was in the first grade when Mitch McConnell was first elected to the senate and now she's trying to keep this Republican leader from winning a sixth term. I think it goes without saying that Kentucky is Clinton country. -- -- didn't mention President Obama even once in your speech today why is President Clinton such a bigger draw. Well for me. President Clinton. As a friend and mentor and advisor he has been involved in this campaign literally since day one. It makes a big difference who wins this election. And Alison Monaghan and -- should win it and well what -- out. He's someone who has literally seen me grow up since I was fourteen years old is there anything from the Obama administration you can run on and a positive way. Well I think obviously targeting and killing of Osama bin Laden has helped our our national security efforts but in many respects. That they are disagreements between. The president and how his policies have impacted Kentucky disproportionately negative being negatively impacting. A large region of our states. Kentucky used to be a blue state when President Clinton was so was running he won in 92 anyone in 96. How far is -- trending to the a red portion in terms of federal candidate. Slow here in Kentucky actually Democrats outnumber Republicans in terms in state opt out of frustration. In in federal offices congressman your government that is our lone democratic official. What our campaign has been about whether Democrat Republican or independent we are uniting Kentucky. Through and through and about sending someone to Washington who. Doesn't call themselves as Mitch McConnell does the guardian of gridlock -- the doctor of -- but rather sits down and works across the aisle as a cabinet secretary of state. To do what's right and what's best for the people of content so you were in first grade when he was first elected to the -- is that right. 198429. Years Mitch McConnell has been and Washington DC if you look around Kentucky we are no better off for it his. Failed leadership has literally left. Thousands of Kentucky and especially the women -- Kentucky in the -- we are going to. Grow the middle class and make sure to put the women especially of the state where they deserved to be and that's the fact -- the -- -- is it difficult to be a Democrat these days. Well eight for me -- a Clinton Democrat through and through -- -- Clinton Democrat AM my family. Proudly supported Secretary Clinton and her efforts. Hope that she has that the time and space to make the decision that that's right for her. And for for me it's about standing up for people regardless of your partisanship. It it's about making sure we're doing what's right for the middle class of that state. Strategy of winning here in Kentucky is finding in all those registered Democrats and as you said there are more registered Democrats and Republicans. And really appealing to women anybody wants to take money from Bill Clinton -- have a fund raiser. Has a lot of explaining to do in fact I think they should give the money back if they want to take a position on women's rights. By all means do. But you can't do it and take it from a guy who is using his position and authority to take advantage of young women in the work place. -- for goodness -- she paid in 800000 dollar fine for sexual harassment is. Senator Paul by bringing up some things and -- passed and president Clinton's passes he trying to. For to disrupt your strategy with one. I think it's a distraction. -- intentionally from what is -- McDonald's. Horrible failed record on women when you vote against. The violence against -- act the Lilly Ledbetter act the paycheck fairness act I think it's one of the worst records in the United States senate on behalf of women. Who are 53%. Of the electorate here in Kentucky should HP an issue in this campaign either yours or senator McConnell -- -- -- I don't look at lines on a resume. Where the number of candles on the -- but I do you think. The ability to connect with -- -- and two. Be someone who. Realizes we need to have someone is looking for the future of this state is of utmost importance he has twice as many -- kennels -- -- case. Well you know I don't think that increases the likelihood -- -- which ever being greeted let me put it that area senators thank you -- -- And that's all for this edition of the -- for ABC news yeah. I'm -- felony and Louisville, Kentucky we'll see you.
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