Thought Alison Lundergan Grimes was going to be happy out the EPA coal plant regulations? Forget it Jake, it's Coal Country.
The Obama administration’s proposal for sharp cuts to emissions from power plants complicates the midterm elections this fall for Democrats, especially since some of the battleground states for control of the Senate are tied to the coal economy.
Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democrat who is challenging Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican minority leader, here in the most high-profile Senate race this year, has already been portraying herself as a friend of coal and a sharp critic of Mr. Obama.
On Monday, Ms. Grimes pledged to “fiercely oppose the president’s attack on Kentucky’s coal industry” if elected.
Oh this, there's no difference from Mitch the Turtle. But you knew that going in. And folks, if you thought for a microsecond that Grimes wouldn't attack President Obama over the EPA, you just have no clue how Kentucky politics works. You don't have to like it.
She's still better than Mitch.