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With Polls Showing McConnell Blowout, Both He and Grimes Return to Northern Kentucky on Monday

The race for US Senator returns to Northern Kentucky one more time before Election Day on Tuesday.

Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican Minority Leader seeking a sixth six-year term, will fly into Hebron at 10 a.m.

Democratic Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, who hopes to unseat McConnell, will appear at a rally at Newport on the Levee at 2:30 p.m.

Both candidates have been frequent visitors to Northern Kentucky lately, particularly Grimes who appeared Saturday at Northern Kentucky University with Hillary Clinton and has made the Brent Spence Bridge project a centerpiece of her local campaign.

With the polls opening in under 24 hours, two polls have McConnell pulling away in what had been a tight race. Public Policy Polling shows the incumbent, first elected in 1984, up 8 points, while NBC/Marist shows McConnell with a 9-point lead.

-Staff report

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