Kentucky Democratic Senate Candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes delivers remarks before introducing former U.S. President Bill Clinton during a campaign event, Feb. 25, 2014.
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Is Bill Clinton the answer to Southern Democrats’ prayers?

LOUISVILLE – On Tuesday former President Bill Clinton started his personal campaign to elect Democrats in the South and help his party keep control of the U.S. Senate, casting the Republicans as obstructionist and highlighting issues like raising the minimum wage. He began at an event in support of Kentucky’s Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes.

The 1,100-person fundraiser with Grimes was the first of what is expected to be numerous stops by Clinton in 2014 to states like Kentucky, where President Obama is unpopular. Democrats want Clinton to validate their Senate candidates in 2014 as champions of the middle class the same way the ex-president did for Obama during his 2012 speech at the Democratic National Convention.

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Is Bill Clinton the answer to Southern Democrats’ prayers?