FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican Rep. Hal Rogers will campaign with Sen. Mitch McConnell next week in eastern Kentucky.
Rogers will join McConnell on a two day, 10 county bus tour Aug. 7 and 8 through Kentucky's coal country. McConnell is running for re-election against Democrat challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes in a race that has focused largely on coal-related issues.
McConnell's bus tour will come one day after former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to campaign with Grimes in eastern Kentucky.
Grimes and McConnell are locked in one of the closest Senate races in the country. The winner could help determine which party controls the Senate. Democrats have an eight-seat margin in the Senate. Republicans control the House of Representatives.