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Grimes, McConnell make appearances at Campbellsville 4th of July celebrations

by WHAS11


Posted on July 8, 2014 at 5:30 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 8 at 12:40 AM

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- It is the political race of the season.

Alison Lundergan Grimes versus Mitch McConnell in a senate showdown.

On this Fourth of July, the two were together at an event one small town looks forward to all year.
Campbellsville, Ky. takes the Fourth of July celebrations to another level.

And to make things even more interesting this year, the small town is hosting one hot political race.

Senator Mitch McConnell and Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes attended the Campbellsville 4th of July parade.

McConnell didn't speak to the media or take the podium. McConnell said he was short on time and had another engagement.

Grimes said the following at the event.

“I know you all came out here expecting a few fireworks today on this stage, we'll wait and save those for tonight,” Grimes said. 

While Grimes had the podium she made time for some key points from her campaign.

“Kentucky needs and is ready for not just a minimum wage but a living wage,” Grimes said. 

Those who were at the parade say Friday’s appearance by the political heavyweights didn't sway them one way or the other.

“Mitchell’s been in there and done a lot of great things for Campbellsville and sometimes you need a change but I don’t know about Grimes,” Bobby Sullivan, a Campbellsville resident, said.

One small town and one big race on a day that residents love to celebrate.