She's at it again!
Alison Lundergan Grimes released a new attack ad
that, yet again, spreads lies about Mitch McConnell.
David Stanley, a former coal miner, mentions that Eastern Kentucky has lost almost half their coal jobs over the past two years. He then asks, "Why did you say it's not your job to bring jobs to Kentucky?"
The article Stanley and Grimes are referencing, from the Beattyville Enterprise
, is drastically misquoted.
McConnell was referring
to specific industries within Lee County, which would fall on the Kentucky State Department's doorstep — not his.
In fact, Bill Bissett, Kentucky Coal Association President, sides with the senator. Bissett explained
that Senate Democrats are the real problem, and McConnell is the solution:
"I can say with great confidence that Sen. McConnell and his staff have done everything they can to support Kentucky's coal miners and coal productions, but these efforts have been stopped at every turn in the United States Senate by Sen. Harry Reid."
In addition to Bissett's praise, an aluminum industry business executive credited
McConnell with saving Kentucky jobs in the industry.
As we can see, McConnell does fight for Kentucky jobs. Grimes' new attack ad is wrong.
This ad, however, isn't the first time the Grimes campaign has aired misleading information to Kentucky voters. Recently
, she tied McConnell — incorrectly — to voting to raise a senior's Medicare costs by $6,000.
Don't buy Grimes' misleading attacks.