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National spotlight on McConnell-Grimes Kentucky Senate race

From the beginning, the two have gone head to head on issues like Obamacare and the Farm Bill. (FOX19 file photo) From the beginning, the two have gone head to head on issues like Obamacare and the Farm Bill. (FOX19 file photo)
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The Kentucky Senate race between incumbent Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) and democrat challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes continues to play out in television ads as we inch closer to November. 

It's being called one of the most expensive senate races in history, and it is putting Kentucky at the center of attention. 

Currently, public polls have McConnell leading, but representatives from the Grimes campaign say internal polls show the race is much closer. 

From the beginning, the two have gone head to head on issues like Obamacare and the Farm Bill, and as the campaign pushes closer to November issues like immigration and heroin have become important talking points. 

The two candidates both spoke at Kentucky's "Fancy Farm" event, but will face off in a debate on Oct. 13. 

FOX19 NOW reached out to both sides to find out how they feel at this point in the campaign. Each had the below to say:

STATEMENT FROM GRIMES CAMPAIGN:

"Unlike Mitch McConnell who champions Washington gridlock and dysfunction, Alison Lundergan Grimes is an independent problem-solver who will always put the people of Kentucky first."

STATEMENT FROM MCCONNELL CAMPAIGN:

"Kentuckians are concerned that Obama is taking this country in the wrong direction and they're not interested in handing their senate seat to his candidate, Alison Lundergan Grimes. Meanwhile, voters have been receptive to Senator McConnell's message that a new Senate majority, lead by a Kentuckian, can begin to get this country back on the right track." 

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