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Kentucky takes center stage in the democratic race for the White House

Kentucky is now center stage in the democratic race for the White House.  Both Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are spending time and money here. 

Right now, the democrats don't have a clear nominee so both candidates want to reach voters before they get to voting precincts like this one on Tuesday.

Senator Hillary Clinton is no stranger to Kentucky.  Clinton says, "Everyone knows we must pick a president who's going to turn America around."

Saturday is one of several trips clinton has made to Kentucky this year.  Clinton says, "We're going to start creating them again."

Speaking to a crowd of supporters at Kentucky state university in Frankfort Saturday.  Clinton outlined her plan create jobs and cut taxes.

Clinton tells the crowd, "Here's how I would do it.  Americans making more than $250,000 a year will go back to paying the same income tax rates they paid in the 1990s when my husband was president."

Meanwhile, Senator Barack Obama is also treating the bluegrass state like his old Kentucky home.

On Monday, Obama delivered a personalized message about Kentucky's economy to a packed house at the convention center in downtown Louisville.

Obama is the presumptive nominee but he still trails Clinton in the polls in Kentucky.  That's why his campaign is reaching out to voters by phone.

Door to door canvassing with volunteers like Colleen Belak who's giving up time with family and friends to reach out to voters.

Belak says, "I feel like I'm making a difference when I do this especially when I'm knocking on doors and making phone calls."

Carolyn Tandy, Obama campaign state director says, "We have over 3,000 volunteers who are volunteering with us across the state today."

Despite the polls. Tandy says, "We will not concede anything."  The Obama camp is not giving up Kentucky without a fight.  Tandy tells FOX 41, "Tuesday is our day."

Senator Clinton will be in Bowling Green Sunday and back in Louisville on Monday.  As for Senaor Obama, his wife Michelle will make several stops in Kentucky next week.

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