VIDEO: Alison Lundergan Grimes says she disagrees with Obama on coal

July 18, 2013 | | Comments 2

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.

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  1. JD says:

    FOR STARTERS… HOW DARE SHE be campaiging at a non-partisan event that she was invited to AS THE SOS, not as a candidate!
    2nd, she didn’t have the guts to say that in front of the elected officials there, as I was one. She stood there as the guy before her (one of the leaders of our state organization) talked about how important coal was but she didn’t say anything on stage except “ME, ME, ME”… everything was about her and not the office of SOS. It was a campaign stop disguised as a elected official stop. SURE, she didn’t mention the campaign while on the stage, she isn’t the clueless, but she sure did spend the entire time talking about how “she” had accomplished XYZ.

  2. JD says:

    ALSO, it was a tax payer funded event! She was invited as SOS and NOT as a candidate. I want to know, since she used the time for campaigning… if she and her tax payer funded staff there deducted the costs for transportation, time on the clock of employees etc etc etc… from the state bill to her campaign?