Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, who is seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell next year, said she disagrees with President Barack Obama’s stances on coal policy.
“I stand for coal,” Grimes told reporters Thursday after speaking in Louisville to a gathering of county officials from across the state. “I disagree with the president and his philosophies in terms of coal.”
Grimes also accused McConnell of being an obstructionist and dismissed criticisms of how she launched her campaign in a hastily-called news conference earlier this month.
“It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish, and my record of finishing is finishing strong here in the Commonwealth of Kentucky,” Grimes said.