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Rowdy Crowd At Fancy Farm Event Asked To Tone It Down

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August 02, 2014 AT 6:54 AM
When Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes get up to speak Saturday at the annual Fancy Farm picnic, organizer Mark Wilson doesn't want the constant chanting and noisemaking that has made the event more a test of will than a political speaking contest. The Fancy Farm picnic, in its 134th year, is one of the nation's most enduring and rambunctious political traditions where candidates compete among heckling and cheering crowds for the best one-liners and campaign put-downs at an event that serves as the annual fundraiser for the local parish. McConnell and Grimes are the main attractions and are locked in a tight race that could determine control of the U.S. Senate. It's likely to be one of the few times the two candidates will appear on the same stage.