Pro-McConnell Super PAC Releases Radio Ad Highlighting Grimes Anti-Coal Supporters

Grimes Eastern Kentucky Credibility Undermined by Her Radical Anti-Coal Supporters

(Louisville) Kentuckians for Strong Leadership, a Section 527 Super PAC, is releasing a new radio ad exposing that Alison Grimes’ campaign is funded by extremely liberal anti-coal activists. The ad comes as Grimes attempts to portray herself as pro-coal, most recently in a speech Thursday about the future of Eastern Kentucky. KSL is spending $85,000 over the next few days on the statewide buy.

“There’s a reason why the California politician who says ‘coal is a fuel from hell’ is funding Grimes’s campaign,” said Scott Jennings, a Senior Advisor to KSL. “What must Grimes tell these liberal, anti-coal activists behind closed doors to win their approval?” Jennings asked. “Eastern Kentuckians and anyone who supports coal should judge Grimes by the company she keeps, not on meaningless platitudes.”

The radio ad comes the same week as President Obama “vowed to do whatever he could” to stop Senator Mitch McConnell from becoming Majority Leader. According to an article in Politico, Obama fears “the challenges to his agenda and his nominees is Sen. Mitch McConnell rises to majority leader.”

Said Jennings: “And what is that agenda? To use his regulatory regime, executive orders, and nominees to the court and other agencies to kill the coal industry. That’s the agenda Obama fears McConnell would stifle as Majority Leader, and that’s why Obama wants Alison Grimes in the U.S. Senate.”

“A vote for Grimes is a vote to keep in place the Obama/Reid Senate majority that has Kentucky coal squarely in its crosshairs,” said Jennings. “That’s the choice Kentucky faces this fall, and that’s why Mitch McConnell is the right person to represent us in Washington. McConnell fights for Kentucky, while Grimes is on record as twice support Obama for President. The choice is clear.”

The radio script is below, and the audio can be heard here:

ANNC: While Kentucky suffers from Obama’s War on Coal…

…Alison Grimes has been on a Gold Rush in San Francisco.

Raising big bucks with the most anti-coal politicians and activists in America.

Like the former San Francisco mayor who threw Grimes a fundraiser, after calling coal a fuel from hell.

It’s a pattern.

Obama promised to bankrupt coal – now he’s doing it – and Grimes supports him.

Another Grimes’ booster – Senate boss Harry Reid – said, quote, coal makes us sick.

What is Alison Grimes promising them behind closed doors? Why are anti-coal liberals giving her campaign big bucks?

We can only guess, because Grimes dodges questions on issues when she’s here in Kentucky. Alison
Lundergan Grimes: A dishonest liberal. Bad for coal, and Kentucky.


Kentuckians for Strong Leadership (KSL) is a Section 527 Super PAC engaging in upcoming federal elections, including the 2014 U.S. Senate race in Kentucky. Media inquiries should be directed to Scott Jennings, who can be reached at or by calling (502) 365-9917.