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McConnell makes pit stop at picnic

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Kentucky finds itself in one of the most contentious races in the country.

"They are not going to roll over,” Senator Mitch McConnell told a crowd Saturday. “This is going to be a big, big race."

The Senate Minority Leader made a pit stop at a picnic in Jeffersontown which was complete with bounce houses and a bluegrass band.

McConnell didn't take any questions and left after his speech which touted his role as crucial.

"We are in the middle of the biggest and most consequential race in the country," McConnell said.

The annual Unity picnic was a chance to garner some support in votes and cash for contests lower on the ballot.

"From me, that's the first 25, you guys give more and I'll pony up," Republican State Senator Julie Denton told the crowd. The $25,000 was handed over by the senator to form a trust fund for the Metro Council Republican Caucus.

The money was left over funds from Denton's Senate campaign account.

"Ten or 15 thousand dollars for a candidate can go a really long way in a Metro Council Race," Jefferson County Republican Party Chair Nathan Haney explained.

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