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US Chamber of Commerce buys 10 days' worth of TV promoting Sen. Mitch McConnell on coal issues
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, December 2, 2013 1:10 PM EST
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce will spend more than $180,000 to run a TV ad across Kentucky over the next 10 days promoting Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell as a champion for the state's coal industry.
The group's political director, Rob Engstrom, said in a statement that Kentuckians "have a true conservative champion" in McConnell. Engstrom said the Chamber of Commerce appreciates McConnell's efforts to fight back against "the war on coal."
McConnell, seeking re-election to a sixth term, faces Louisville businessman Matt Bevin in next year's GOP primary. The winner will likely face Democratic front-runner Alison Lundergan Grimes in the general election.