McConnell highlights grant money received by Kentucky in Corbin appearance

Published: Oct. 13, 2020 at 12:11 PM EDT
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CORBIN, Ky. (WKYT) - As early voting gets underway, Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was in southeastern Kentucky Tuesday.

He was in Corbin to talk about grant money the area has received on behalf of him and he hinted at another stimulus plan.

McConnell was joined by Congressman Hal Rogers and Ky Senate President Robert Stivers in talking up a major improvement to US 25 West. McConnell says that money, along with other grants, is part of major funding that Kentucky has benefited from Washington over the past four years.

“My job is to try to look out for middle America and not let the coastal elites to dominate,” McConnell said.

McConnell told a socially distanced crowd in Corbin that Kentucky has received more money in the past four years than in the eight under the Obama administration. He also says he working on another stimulus plan to present next Monday when the Senate returns to work.

“With another effort to try to get an outcome, in the admits of this hotly contested election,” McConnell said.

McConnell says the pandemic won’t end until there is a vaccine and compared work to develop one similar to what was done in World War 2 with the Manhattan Project

Senator McConnell says the stimulus plan he will propose will amount to $500 billion and not $3 trillion as proposed by the Democrats in Washington.

The Corbin appearance was one of several stops in southeastern Kentucky for Senator McConnell on Tuesday.

McConnell’s Democratic opponent, Amy McGrath, was also on the campaign trail Tuesday, speaking with supporters and voting early at the Scott County Library.

Sen. McConnell said at his Corbin appearance that he also plans to vote early.

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