Hundreds cheer, jeer Kentucky's Senate candidates

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Updated: Sun, 03 Aug 2014 07:20:04 EST

FANCY FARM, Ky. (AP) — Hundreds of people have flocked to a small Kentucky town to cheer and jeer Senate candidates Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes as they take pokes at each other in an annual bit of political theater.

The 134th Fancy Farm picnic is a fundraiser for the St. Jerome Catholic Church and marks the official start of Kentucky's campaign season.

The Republican leader of the Senate, McConnell is locked in one of the closest Senate races in the country.

His Democratic rival, Grimes says that if McConnell were a TV show, he'd be "Mad Men," treating women unfairly.

For his part, McConnell is making fun of Grimes for having said that Israel's Iron Dome missile defense protected the country from terrorists using tunnels.

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