Elizabeth Warren to campaign for McConnell opponent Grimes


Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) talks with Bob Schieffer on "Face the Nation" in Washington on May 8. (Chris Usher/CBS News  via Reuters)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) will travel to Kentucky  this month to campaign for Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democrat trying to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R).

"Our campaign welcomes Senator Warren's support as she champions relief for Kentuckians crushed under the burden of student loan debt,” Grimes campaign manager Jonathan Hurst said in a statement Thursday.

Warren first announced her intention to stump for Grimes in a Wednesday evening appearance on MSNBC.

"I'm going to get out there and try to make this happen for her," the Massachusetts Democrat said.

Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked Warren's bill to allow Americans to refinance their student loans at lower interest rates. The Grimes campaign said Warren would participate in "multiple events" in Kentucky, "including a meeting with local college students and recent graduates to discuss their experiences and concerns."

The campaign said it would provide details on Warren's events later.

Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.
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