Chelsea Clinton campaigns for Hillary in Kentucky - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Chelsea Clinton campaigns for Hillary in Kentucky

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WDRB) -- It was all in the family for Hillary Clinton's campaign in Kentucky.

Her daughter Chelsea helped open the new Clinton headquarters in Lexington.

There was no Hillary Clinton and no Bill but, for supporters, Chelsea is the next best thing with the Democratic primary less than three weeks away.

An overflow crowd packed the small Clinton field office at a Lexington strip mall.

Clinton family friend and Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes introduced the former, and she hopes future, First Daughter.

Clinton, who is pregnant with her second child, has become a popular campaign surrogate for her mother.

"And this election, then, means so much to me on a personal level because I know that whoever we elect will play a profound role in shaping the country, the world, the future and the values," she said.

Hillary won Kentucky in 2008 against then-Senator Barack Obama.

Chelsea outlined a series of policies, from education to healthcare to gun control, as reasons for Kentuckians to support her mother again.

"It matters to me that my mom has been making progress and standing up for and advancing our values for literally longer than I've been alive," said Clinton.

As Hillary raises her profile in Kentucky, Republicans are taking notice. Sen. Rand Paul released a video going after Hillary on the issue of coal.

"Ten-thousand Kentuckians have lost their jobs because of the Obama-Clinton war on coal. I doubt they're excited about Clinton coming to Kentucky to rub our faces in her climate extremism," said Paul in the video.

Chelsea Clinton did not take questions from reporters, but supporters dismissed the notion that coal can hurt Hillary's campaign.

"She's in favor of clean energy and supporting coal families," said Olivia Anne Fuchs of Team Hillary Kentucky.

Chelsea also attended a private fundraiser at the Frankfort home of former Lt. Governor Crit Luallen.

Hillary Clinton will appear in Ashland on Monday as part of a tour of Appalachia.

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