At this year’s Fancy Farm picnic, Kentucky politicians tried to sandbag their opponents by tying them to national issues.
Republicans warned that Democrats would bring “sanctuary cities” to Kentucky and accused them of being “socialists.”
Meanwhile Democrats accused Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell of supporting Russian interests while a crowd of hecklers chanted “Moscow Mitch” repeatedly during the event.
McConnell accused his detractors of wanting to “turn America into a socialist country.”
“Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell are never going to let that happen. That’s why I call myself the Grim Reaper,” McConnell said. “I’m killing their socialist agenda. But the first step in fighting those liberal schemes happens right here in Kentucky this year. We need to reelect Gov. Bevin.”