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Down to the wire in Kentucky

Tuesday, November 04, 2014 - 01:25

Kentucky's candidates for U.S. Senate make their final pitches to voters on the eve of the 2014 midterm elections. Vanessa Johnston reports.

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Kentucky's candidates for U.S. Senate travel across the state, making their final pitches to voters. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell -- who's seeking a sixth term -- says he's confident that Tuesday's midterm election will be a big day for Republicans. (SOUNDBITE) (English) REPUBLICAN INCUMBENT, SENATOR MITCH MCCONNELL, SAYING: "Victory is in the air and we're going to bring it home tomorrow night!" His wife, Elaine Chao, says she's proud to be married to the next majority leader of the U.S. Senate. (SOUNDBITE) (English) SENATOR MITCH MCCONNELL'S WIFE, ELAINE CHAO, SAYING: "Kentucky needs someone willing to stand up to Obama and fight for our Kentucky values and our jobs." But democratic challenger, Alison Lundergan Grimes, says it's time for McConnell to go. (SOUNDBITE) (English) DEMOCRATIC CHALLENGER, ALISON LUNDERGAN GRIMES, SAYING: "He doesn't have a plan for the future. He doesn't have a vision that's for me or for you, because our senator, bought and paid for by the millionaires and billionaires -- that's all he's been looking out for." Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was also on hand, urging voters to support Grimes. (SOUNDBITE) (English) FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON SAYING: "We are laying the groundwork right now for my granddaughter, for your child, for every boy and girl in Kentucky." It's been the toughest race of McConnell's career... ...but now it's in the hands of Kentucky's voters.

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Down to the wire in Kentucky

Tuesday, November 04, 2014 - 01:25