Kentuckians for Strong Leadership Urges Grimes to Hold “Coal Makes You Sick” Tour with Liberal Senate Leader Harry Reid in Eastern and Western Kentucky

Super PAC Unveils “I’m With Stupid” Reid-Grimes Fancy Farm Campaign

(Louisville) Kentuckians for Strong Leadership (KSL) today challenged Alison Grimes to campaign with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in the coal fields of Eastern and Western Kentucky, offering her a chance to explain her chief Senate recruiter’s views on coal.

“We know that Grimes held secret meetings with Harry Reid before he coaxed her in to this race. We know she’d be a vote for Reid to be Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate.  And we know Harry Reid thinks ‘coal makes you sick,’ and believes in crippling Kentucky’s energy economy,’” said Scott Jennings, senior advisor to Kentuckians for Strong Leadership. “So, as we gather for Fancy Farm this weekend, we challenge Ms. Grimes to bring Senator Reid to Kentucky to explain these views and why she thinks Reid should continue to be Senate Majority Leader.”

In the spirit of Fancy Farm, KSL is running “I’m with Stupid” digital ads and a full-page ad in the Paducah Sun on Saturday morning, and is handing out t-shirts for Fancy Farm to drive home its message. The ads drive Kentuckians to the following landing page:

“Fancy Farm is a great place to remind people that leadership matters,” Jennings said. “Senator McConnell has defended Kentucky’s coal jobs from Barack Obama and Harry Reid, and he has worked to streamline the permitting process so new mining operations can begin,” Jennings said. “Who leads the U.S. Senate matters to Kentucky families and jobs. It’s a simple choice next fall for voters. Grimes is for Reid. McConnell is for Kentucky. It is clear which choice is best for the Commonwealth,” Jennings said.


Kentuckians for Strong Leadership (KSL) is a Section 527 Super PAC that will be engaging in upcoming federal elections, including the 2014 U.S. Senate race in Kentucky. Media inquiries should be directed to Scott Jennings via Carmyn Howe, who can be reached at (502) 407-2899 or