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Annual Fancy Farm Picnic drawing a crowd

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This weekend, thousands of people will descend on the small town of Fancy Farm in Graves County, Kentucky for the annual celebration of food and politics.

While the political speeches are always the highlight of the event, this year one debate is getting national attention. The race for the US Senate seat between Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger, Alison Lundergan Grimes is bringing all the national news outlets to Fancy Farm: the New York Times, the Washington Post, and even BBC News.

The Fancy Farm Picnic might be the only time the public will get to see McConnell and Grimes debate each other in the same place at the same time. While other debates are scheduled between the two candidates, they will essentially debate by themselves.

The debate for the Senate seat isn't the only one that will be making fireworks at Fancy Farm. Politicians from all over the state will be looking to get their voice heard as well. 

While everyone is focused on the McConnell-Lundergan Grimes Debate, there are many other speakers who will be getting their message out to everyone at the Fancy Farm Picnic.

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear will be there, so will Kentucky State Senator Stan Humphries and US Senator Rand Paul. Kentucky State Representative, Richard Heath is slated to debate his opponent, Candidate Jesse Wright. US congressman Ed Whitfield will debate his challenger, Charles Hatchett. Also confirmed to speak are Attorney General Jack Conway, and Agriculture Commissioner James Comer.

This year's Fancy Farm Picnic has not begun, but some of the candidates are already in town, hurling criticisms at their opponents.

Alison Lundergan Grimes came into town yesterday to headline at the event at Walker hall in Paducah. At tomorrow's picnic you'll hear Attorney General Jack Conway who is running for Governor in 2015, but for now he tell us he's focused on helping Grimes get elected.

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