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U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell visit to Columbia, KY Album

United States Senator Mitch McConnell and his entourage were in Columbia Monday afternoon, October 20, 2008, at a bus stop campaign rally organized by longtime friend and Republican political leader Dr. Phil Aaron.
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Senator McConnell campaigns in Columbia



2008-10-20 - Adair Annex, Columbia, KY - Photo By Ed Waggener.
ADAIR COUNTY'S OWN SENATOR VERNIE McGAHA draws an approving smile from the Minority Leader of the U.S. Senate Mitch McConnell, during Senator McConnell's bus stop in Columbia. Sharing centerstage with are, from left, First District Representative Ed Whitfield, McGaha, Senator McConnell, and Senator McConnell's wife, U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao. Senator McConnell's bus tour arrived in Columbia at around 1:30pmCT, today, Monday, October 20, 2008.

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Senator McConnell and Elaine Chao with Dr. Phil



2008-10-20 - Adair Annex, Downtown Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com (c).
U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell and Secretary Chao with Columbia Physician Dr. Phil Aaron, who organized the bus stop in Columbia. - Ed Waggener

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Mitch McConnell visit: Ed Whitfield, David Burris



2008-10-21 - Downtown Columbia, KY - Photo By Ed Waggener.
First District Congressman Ed Whitfield visited with David Burris, Columbia, KY, during Republican rally for Mitch McConnell.

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Accepting a flag: Steve Coomer



2008-10-21 - Greensburg St & Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo By Ed Waggener.
Steve Coomer, right, accepted a flag as Houston Rogers, right, stands by.

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Mitch McConnell visit: Secretary Chao, Bam Carney



2008-10-21 - Downtown Columbia, Ky - Photo By Ed Waggener.
Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, wife of U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, with John "Bam" Carney, Republican candidate of the 51st Kentucky House seat being vacated by Rep. Russ Mobley, Campbellsville, KY. Both spoke briefly at the rally. Carney was introduced by State Senate President David Williams, who gave a strong endorsement to Carney.

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Senator McConnell with Murrell Burton



2008-10-21 - Downtown Columbia, KY - Photo By Ed Waggener.
Senator McConnell greeted old friend Murrell Burton following the rally in Columbia Monday, October 20, 2008. In the background is Dr. Phil Aaron, organizer of the event, at which an estimated 100-125 persons gathered.

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Mayor Bell introduces Senator McConnell



2008-10-21 - Courthouse Annex - Photo By Ed Waggener.
Senator McConnell smiled approval of Mayor Pat Bell's welcoming remarks when he reminded the crowd that Senator McConnell had been instrumental in obtaining funds for the Columbia-Adair County Water Plant and had been in the community just a few months ago for the dedication of the plant.

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London Telegraph writer in Columbia, KY



2008-10-21 - Adair Annex, Columbia, KY - Photo By Ed Waggener.
TOBY HARNDEN, U.S. Editor for the London, England, Telegraph was in Columbia for the Mitch McConnell campaign stop. Harnden has been posting reports on the U.S. Presidential election for two years. Follow his reports at London Telegraph or visit his website at Toby Harnden.com.

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Working the crowd: Political power Larry Legg



2008-10-21 - Downtown Columbia, KY - Photo By Ed Waggener.
CLAY RIDGE FARMER LARRY LEGG, longtime Mitch McConnell ally in South Central Kentucky, worked the crowd for his old time friend.

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Ann with Rep. Whitfield, President Luckey



2008-10-21 - Downtown Columbia, KY - Photo By Ed Waggener.
ADAIR COUNTY JUDGE EXECUTIVE ANN MELTON talked with First District Representative Ed Whitfield, left, and Lindsey Wilson College President Bill Luckey prior to the arrival of Senator McConnell.

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United Kingdom journalist interviews Sen. McConnell here



2008-10-21 - Adair Annex, Downtown Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
LONDON, ENGLAND, TELEGRAPH U.S. editor Toby Harnden interviews U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell following the Senator's campaign stop in Columbia on Monday afternoon, October 20, 2008.

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Mitch McConnell visit: A lesson in civics



2008-10-22 - Downtown Columbia, KY - Photo By Ed Waggener.
MADELINE HARDWICK was one of the youngest supporters of Senator Mitch McConnell at his rally in Columbia on Monday, October 20, 2008. She is the daughter of Russell County Middle School Civics teacher Jennifer Hardwick and Tim Hardwick. She was not on her own, of course. the hand close by is that of her grandfather, former Columbia Mayor Curtis Hardwick.

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