Here are two items of note this morning. Both deal with outside visitors promoting candidates in the U.S. Senate race.
First, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (George W‘s brother) will visit Kentucky next week to lead a $1,000 per person fundraiser for Republican candidate Rand Paul. (via)
Second, Kentucky Democrats may be arrange for former President Bill Clinton to campaign for Democratic candidate and Attorney General Jack Conway. Clinton is popular in the commonwealth, and he will be making a stop in Kentucky for a charitable event. While he’s in the state, return visits for politicking will be discussed.
Jerry Lundergan, the Lexington businessman who has been long-time friends with the Clinton family…said he and Clinton will likely talk about future trips to Kentucky for the former president to help Conway and other Democrats in this fall’s election.
“I don’t know that there’s been a firm commitment, but he has indicated he’ll help wherever he needs to help,” Lundergan said. Clinton stumped in his former home state of Arkansas this spring for Sen. Blanche Lincoln, who was embroiled in a tough Democratic primary.
And Clinton has made frequent visits to Kentucky over the last two years. He campaigned heavily for his wife, Hillary, in the weeks before Kentucky’s May 2008 presidential primary. He also stumped for Bruce Lunsford in 2008, who was then trying to unseat Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.