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Clinton stumping for Grimes at Galt House

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The U.S. Senate campaign of Alison Lundergan Grimes is getting a major boost from former President Bill Clinton.

Clinton is in Louisville to raise money and raise the campaign's profile at an event at the Galt House.

It has been 14 years since President Clinton left office, but he is still a major rock star for Democrats.

This is Clinton's first appearance of the 2014 election cycle, but it's not the first time he's helped the Grimes campaign.

You may recall that President Clinton appeared by video during Grimes official campaign kickoff back in July.

Clinton is a personal friend of Grimes' father, Jerry Lundergan, who is a former state party chairman.

He is expected to hit Grimes' major campaign themes such as strengthening the middle class and raising the minimum wage.

And there will likely be more than a few shots at Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell, who is seeking his 6th term.

As for the McConnell campaign, it sent out an email pointing out that Clinton has campaigned for Democrats in Kentucky before , including then senate candidate Jack Conway, and failed to get them elected.

Also, in recent days the man who beat Conway, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, has been attacking Clinton, pointing out his White House affair with Monica Lewinsky.

But today's focus will be getting attention for Grimes, rallying the troops, and raising money for what will be en expensive campaign.

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