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McConnell & Grimes (with Hillary) Return to Northern Kentucky. Here's Where.

Republican Senator Mitch McConnell will return to Northern Kentucky on Thursday.

He is in a tight reelection battle with Democratic Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes who also returns to Northern Kentucky on Saturday with Hillary Clinton in tow.

McConnell will address the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce at the Metropolitan Club in Covington. The news release was sent out by his Senate office and not his campaign, but Northern Kentucky has been a hot stop for both candidates in recent weeks.

Grimes has made it a point to hammer McConnell on the issue of the estimated $2.6 billion Brent Spence Bridge project, an unfunded project that could end up being financed by tolling should the federal government not pick up most of the tab.

McConnell most recently appeared in Ft. Mitchell at the Oriental Wok where he spoke to the Northern Kentucky Young Republicans and congratulated the local Party for virtually eliminating Democrats from competition.

Grimes, meanwhile, said during a stop in Mainstrasse Village on Sunday that she expects to surprise a lot of people with the results out of this traditionally Republican region.

She appeared with Ohio Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown a few weeks ago touting the significance of the bridge project and will bring her highest profile guest yet on Saturday when former First Lady, US Senator, and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stumps for her at Northern Kentucky University.

That joint appearance is scheduled for 9 a.m. at the Bank of Kentucky Center. Tickets for the free event are available at the Grimes campaign office on Pike Street.

Meanwhile, Grimes picked up an endorsement Wednesday from former University of Kentucky men's basketball coach Joe B. Hall who assisted legendary coach Adolph Rupp and who led the Wildcats to the 1978 national championship and two other Final Four appearances:

-Staff report

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