Hillary Clinton Attempts to Rescue Alison Lundergan Grimes

Kentucky's struggling Senate candidate brings in a powerful friend.

Hillary Clinton, former U.S. secretary of state, left, and Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democratic candidate for Senate, acknowledge the crowd at a campaign event in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S., on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. The Grimes campaign is banking on the Clinton appearance to motivate a key democratic group: women voters. Whether Democrats can stave off a major drubbing this November will depend, in large part, on female turnout.

Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — National Democrats have gone tepid on her. Progressive groups are attacking her. Latino leaders are condemning her campaign. But there's at least one powerful force in the Democratic Party sticking by Kentucky Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes: Hillary Clinton.

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