Senator Hilary Clinton will rally supporters for Bruce Lunsford on Saturday at noon at the Pikeville airport. Then at 2 o’clock supporters can hear her speak at the Kentucky Horse Park near Lexington. Clinton comes at a time when national attention is largely focused on the national presidential race, and few expect democratic candidate Barack Obama to visit the state. Bruce Lunsford’s Senate campaign spokesman Cary Stemle says Clinton’s visit should invigorate voters.
“She’s in pretty high demand and so the fact that she’s coming to Kentucky is pretty exciting,” Stemle says.
Over the weekend, incumbent Senator Mitch McConnell’s campaign got a boost from a visit by McConnell’s wife, U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao. McConnell’s campaign coffers are also significantly heftier than Lunsford’s, weighing in at more than $9 million in cash on hand versus Lunsford’s $1.3 million.