Posted: Wednesday, 20 August 2014 4:40PM

Senate Candidates At Kentucky Farm Bureau Forum

A chance at the top leadership post in the United States Senate or an opportunity for a new face to represent the state, are the choices posed to the Kentucky Farm Bureau Board of Directors Wednesday. Incumbent Senator Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Alison Grimes, who is currently the Kentucky Secretary of State, answered questions ranging from farm policy to health care and immigration posed by the board of directors at the Kentucky Farm Bureau headquarters.

Senator McConnell, who remained seated when speaking to the directors, said farmers and agriculture know his past commitment.


Meanwhile, Grimes, who spoke from the podium, said Senator McConnell has done enough for Kentucky farmers.

When asked about health care, Grimes told Farm Bureau board members she is pleased with the progress that has been made in health care, but cautioned Kentucky will not benefit from the changes Senator McConnell is proposing.

Meanwhile, Senator McConnell said more competition and tort reform will benefit Kentucky and the nation.

Secretary Grimes and Senator McConnell also discussed their differences on farm policy, international trade and marketing, fiscal policy, environmental issues and agriculture in the classroom.

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