Both Joe Biden and Donald Trump are campaigning in Kentucky this coming weekend, hoping to influence the race for the sixth district seat in the U.S. House.

Joe Biden for Amy McGrath

Former vice-president Biden will be at a fish fry and rally at Bath County High School in Owingsville. Biden said he was looking forward to campaigning with her.

Amy McGrath has dedicated her life to service to this country. We need more men and women of character like Amy in Congress.

– Joe Biden

McGrath, whose focus during the primary on the district’s rural communities was said to have impressed Biden, said she was “honored” that Biden would have a chance to meet “the hardworking people from our rural counties.

“The Vice President is an American patriot who has dedicated his life to serving our country and bettering the lives of all Americans,” she said. “We are holding a community fish fry in his honor and all are welcome. Whether you are a Democrat, Republican, or an Independent, we hope you will join us and celebrate one of our country’s most well-loved and respected citizen leaders.”

Donald Trump for Andy Barr

Meanwhile, President Trump will hold a campaign rally in Richmond on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Eastern Kentucky University’s Alumni Coliseum, according to Barr’s campaign.

“Today, we learned that the unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level in 49 years, and the President who made that happen is coming to Kentucky,” Barr said in a statement. “I’m honored to welcome President Trump to the Sixth District to speak to Kentuckians in advance of the November 6th election.”

Republicans hope Trump’s appearance will help stir up enthusiasm among conservative voters in a district Trump won by more than 15 points.

“The President looks forward to celebrating the booming Trump economy that’s creating new jobs and bigger paychecks for the hardworking men and women of the Bluegrass State,” said Michael Glassner, Chief Operating Officer for Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. “President Trump will also remind Kentuckians of the critical importance to get out and vote to protect and expand the Republican majorities in Congress on November 6th.”

Barr has largely embraced the president while on the campaign trail. He’s often touted Trump’s border wall and has said the President has restored America’s reputation in foreign policy. Although Barr publicly opposed the bourbon and steel tariffs that came amid Trump’s wrangling over trade deals, he’s made sure to point out that he appreciates what the administration was hoping to accomplish.


This story compiled from reporting by Lesley Clark and Daniel Desrochers of the
Herald-Leader, via the Kentucky Press News Service.

Composite photo of VP Joe Biden and Pres Donald Trump, from official photos by David Lienemann and Shealah Craighead