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U.S. Senate candidates to attend local picnic

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FANCY FARM, Ky. - This year's Fancy Farm Picnic could draw in a much bigger crowd than normal. Due to the attention the McConnell-Grimes Senate race is getting, organizers says they expect 5,000-8,000 more people on Saturday, August 2nd.

Both Republican Senator Mitch McConnell and Democratic candidate Alison Lundergan-Grimes have confirmed they will be speaking at the picnic.

Other speakers who have confirmed that they will be attending include:

- Governor Steve Beshear

- Senator Stan Humphries

- Representative Richard Heath
- Candidate Jesse Wright

- Congressman Ed Whitfield
- Candidate Charles Hatchett

- Senator Rand Paul

- Attorney General Jack Conway

- Agriculture Commissioner James Comer

- State Auditor Adam Edelen

- Treasurer Todd Hollenbach

Meanwhile, changes have been made to the Fancy Farm stage. The old wooden platform is gone and has been replaced with a red brick porch and white railing. Ceiling fans have also been installed in case it gets hot.

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