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Video Excerpts of Kentucky Tonight with McConnell and Grimes

Here are excerpts of tonight’s discussion about the U.S. Senate race featuring Republican incumbent Sen. Mitch McConnell and his Democratic challenger, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes.

Grimes and McConnell comment on how to boost the economy and create jobs in Kentucky.

The two candidates spar over the effects of partisan politics and the consistency of their policy positions.

Grimes explains why she has declined to say who she voted for in the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections, and the differences between a Clinton Democrat and an Obama Democrat.

McConnell explains the difference between a Tea Party Republican and an establishment Republican.

The candidates discuss jobs, the economy, recovery from the recession, and Kentucky coal.

Grimes and McConnell explain their philosophies on the fundamental role of government in people’s lives.

McConnell and Grimes talk about climate change.

Grimes and McConnell weigh in on an increase to the minimum wage and whether the minimum wage is a “living wage.”

The candidates discuss poverty in Kentucky.

Host Bill Goodman asked the candidates to outline what they would do to help longtime unemployed coal miners if elected.