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McConnell portrays Democratic challenger as out of touch with Kentucky coal miners
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Saturday, June 7, 2014 7:30 PM EDT
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is portraying his Democratic opponent as out of touch with the struggles of Kentucky's coal miners.
Released early by McConnell's campaign, the remarks refer to Grimes' use of a Ukrainian model posing as a miner in an early newspaper ad. Grimes' campaign says the photo was replaced before the ad ran.
Grimes has condemned President Barack Obama's plan for stricter emissions standards on coal-fired power plants.
Grimes' campaign says she talked about the struggles in coal country to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid at a fundraiser.