You won’t believe what Senator Mitch McConnell (R) is doing now. After thirty years as Senator of the great state of Kentucky, he is having to buy Kentucky voters excitement at campaign events. Full report via The Hill,
The Kentucky Republican Party is offering volunteers all-expenses-paid trips to join Sen. Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) campaign bus tour and “contribute to an enthusiastic atmosphere” at his events.
In an email sent earlier this month and obtained by The Hill, Taylor Bumgardner, a Kentucky Republican Party regional political director, offers volunteers the opportunity to join McConnell on his tour, which launched Monday. Meals, lodging and transportation are included in the trip.
“Senator McConnell is seeking volunteers to join him on a 3-day campaign bus tour around the state on October 20-22 to show our support for Kentucky coal. You would join local supporters in contributing to an enthusiastic atmosphere at each of his events,” she wrote.
Bussing in supporters isn’t a new tactic for McConnell, who has done it to fill out crowds during his previous appearances at the annual Fancy Farm picnic. Democrats have derided the move, however, as a sign of low enthusiasm for the Republican.
They again charged McConnell’s move to bus in supporters suggested momentum is headed in Grimes’ favor.
In other news, Bill Clinton will be at two events with Alison Grimes today in the state. I doubt she’ll have to pay Kentuckians to get excited about that.