Hillary Clinton coming to Kentucky, Owensboro stop unlikely

Former presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton will be in Kentucky Sunday campaigning for Democrat Bruce Lunsford, but a visit to Owensboro before Election Day seems unlikely. 

Clinton will make stops in Hazard in far eastern Kentucky and in Louisville during the day as she talks up Lunsford, who is facing incumbent Republican Mitch McConnell in the U.S. Senate race. 

Cary Stemle with the Lunsford campaign said the exact times and locations of those stops haven’t been set, but it is unlikely any other locations will be added to the trip. 

Moretta Bosley, a Clinton friend and the co-owner of Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn in Owensboro said she is still working to get Clinton to Owensboro, but has so far been unsuccessful. 

“Her schedule is in an extreme state of flux,” said Bosley, who was a superdelegate to this year’s Democratic National Convention. “She doesn’t know from one day to the next where she’s going to be. … I’m still trying.”

Clinton’s husband, former President Bill Clinton, was in Paducah and Bowling Green to campaign for Lunsford last week and his visit started talk that Hillary might be coming to western Kentucky as well.

Possible schedule for Clinton’s visit to western KY on Friday

Joe Gerth with the Courier-Journal is reporting a tentative schedule for former President Bill Clinton’s visit Friday to western Kentucky.

Gerth, citing former state Democratic Party chair Jerry Lundergan, writes that Clinton will headline a rally for Bruce Lunsford, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, at the Bowling Green-Warren County Regional Airport at 10 a.m. 

Clinton is also expected to have some kind words for David Boswell, the Sorgho state senator running for Kentucky’s 2nd Congressional District seat this year against Bowling Green Republican Brett Guthrie.

The duo will then head to Paducah for a 12:30 p.m. rally at the Robert Cherry Civic Center, according to Gerth. 

Cary Stemle, spokesman for the Lunsford campaign, said a definite schedule for the president’s visit hasn’t been set, though he’s hoping to have the times and locations in place by the end of the day. 

And not much more news Wednesday on whether Hillary Clinton will be making it to Owensboro prior to Election Day. 

Moretta Bosley, a Clinton friend and supporter, said Wednesday morning that she hasn’t heard any further details about when Hillary might come to the city. 

“All I know is they have called me and told me we are on her radar screen and that they would get back to me,” said Bosley, a superdelegate to this year’s Democratic National Convention this year and co-owner of Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn in Owensboro. 

Bosley said when former President Clinton came to Owensboro in May, she received word only three or four days before the May 16 visit.

Clinton to campaign for Lunsford next week

Joe Arnold with WHAS-TV in Louisville is reporting that Sen. Hillary Clinton will make two campaign stops in Kentucky next week for Democrat Bruce Lunsford, who faces Mitch McConnell in the U.S. Senate race. 

Clinton is scheduled to be Pikeville before heading to Lexington and the Kentucky Horse Park on Sept. 20, according to Arnold.

Update…

A release from the Lunsford campaign makes Clinton’s plans for a visit official- 

Sen. Hillary Clinton to Campaign in Kentucky for Lunsford

Campaign Stops in Lexington, Pikeville Planned

LOUISVILLE—Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton will visit Kentucky on September 20th on behalf of Democratic Senate nominee Bruce Lunsford.  This will be Clinton’s first trip to Kentucky since she won the Kentucky Democratic presidential primary on May 20th.  Senator Clinton will campaign for Lunsford in Pikeville and Lexington.

“I’m honored to have Kentucky’s adopted daughter come back to Kentucky and campaign with me,” said Bruce Lunsford. “Senator Clinton has a long history with Kentuckians and I anticipate her visit will go a long way to energize voters who want change.”

 More details on Senator Clinton’s visit will be released as the date approaches.