Bevin To Speak At Fancy Farm, Setting Up Early Confrontation With McConnell Forces

Jul 25, 2013

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Political tensions could rise to a fever pitch at next month’s Fancy Farm Picnic in Graves County, Kentucky.  WUKY has learned that newly declared Republican Senatorial candidate Matt Bevin will also speak at the event.

Credit Louisville Courier Journal

Bevin will share the stage with Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and the top Democratic challenger, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes on Aug. 3.

Though the election isn't until next year, the campaign is in full swing. TV ads have been running for weeks already.

One of the Fancy Farm organizers, Mark Wilson, said Bevin was confirmed as a speaker after he announced his candidacy on Wednesday.

The political speeches are part of a church picnic that doubles as a fundraiser for St. Jerome Parish. The annual event typically draws some 10,000 people and generates about $250,000.