In her radio ad, Grimes says coal supplies 92 percent of Kentucky’s electricity and Kentucky has the fifth-highest unemployment rate in the nation and the regulations will increase electrical rates. Then she includes McConnell in her criticism.
“It’s bad enough we’ve lost 18,000 coal jobs since Mitch McConnell became Senator. It’s even worse that Sen. McConnell says it’s not his job to bring jobs to Kentucky.”
That’s reference to a comment McConnell made to the editor of the Beattyville Enterprise in Lee County a month ago. Grimes has hammered McConnell with the quote while McConnell said his answer was “lost in translation” and misunderstood.
Grimes goes on to say she’s running “to protect coal jobs because coal keeps the lights on in Kentucky. I approved this message and Mr. President, you’ll be hearing it a lot more when I’m in the Senate.”