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Presidential candidates visit ‘key state’ Kentucky, 1992

Posted on October 24, 2017 | in Uncategorized | by

Democratic vice-presidential nominee Al Gore spoke to the crowd on Oct. 24, 1992, at a rally in Goebel Park at the Carroll Chimes Tower in Covington. Gore, a Tennessee senator, later went to Louisville to speak to Kentucky AFL-CIO members. Photo by Frank Anderson | Staff

Democratic vice-presidential candidate Sen. Al Gore looked at his watch while campaigning in Covington on Oct. 24, 1992. He asked the crowd, “What time is it?” They responded, “Time for Bush to go.” Gore later told Kentucky AFL-CIO members in Louisville, “This is as close to a key state as you’ll find.” A week and a half later, Kentucky’s eight electoral votes went to Gore and Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton, giving them the White House over incumbent George H.W. Bush and Dan Quayle. Photo by Frank Anderson | Staff

A crowd of about 1,500 people greeted Air Force One as it arrived at Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport at 11 a.m. Oct. 23, 1992. Twenty minutes after landing, President George H.W. Bush boarded the Marine One helicopter for a rally in London. He returned to the airport about 1:15 p.m., moving from the helicopter back to Air Force One and taking off for his next campaign stop in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Photo by Frank Anderson | Staff

President George H.W. Bush spoke to a crowd at South Laurel High School in London on Oct. 23, 1992. Speaking to several thousand supporters, the feisty Republican incumbent invoked the name of Col. Harland Sanders and questioned the character of Gov. Bill Clinton. “I think the colonel would have approved of our offering for America, our own original recipe. Ideas. Experience. And, yes, character.” Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff

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