- Associated Press - Thursday, August 4, 2016

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Surrogates for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will speak to the annual Fancy Farm Picnic in western Kentucky.

Organizers say state Sen. Ralph Alvarado will speak in support of Republican Donald Trump while former U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina will speak for Hillary Clinton on Saturday.

Alvarado, who is Hispanic, made a plea to Latino voters to vote for Trump during the Republican National Convention. He is a medical doctor in Winchester who is in his first term as a state senator.

Hagan defeated Republican U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole in 2008. But she lost her re-election bid in 2014 to Thom Tillis, North Carolina’s House speaker.

Some of Kentucky’s top Democrats are skipping the picnic this year, including Attorney General Andy Beshear and Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes.

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