Bill Clinton gives vital support to Kentucky Democrat in race against McConnell

For Democrats, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is an obstructionist thorn in the liberal agenda’s side.

This Thursday, an ad featuring Bill Clinton may give McConnell’s Democratic opponent in the upcoming election a crucial boost.

The ad features Clinton in front of a crowd of coal miners and urges them to support Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes’ run for Senate.

"What’s being a senator about, anyway?" Clinton asks in the ad, which Grimes’ campaign sent to The Huffington Post. "One candidate believes it’s about getting new jobs, getting good jobs, giving middle class people a chance to give their kids a decent life. Nobody can tell me it’s not a senator’s job to create jobs! And I choose Alison, because she will work with people from both parties to do what’s right for you. Send Alison to the Senate."

If Grimes ousts McConnell, the win would be more than symbolic. Pollsters have predicted a possible Republican takeover of the Senate, where Democrats now hold a six-seat lead. That would give the GOP control of Congress and hamper President Obama’s initiatives in the final two years of his presidency.

The latest Bluegrass Poll showed Grimes leading McConnell among likely voters, 46 percent to 44 percent.

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