Last week was a rough one for Democrat candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes, and it looks like it’s continuing.
After spending the entire week on defense, attempting to prove her loyalty to the Kentucky coal industry – despite her chief fundraiser, ‘coal makes us sick’ Harry Reid, blocking Senator McConnell’s pro-coal “Saving Coal Jobs Act” – she seems to have come up short, as now environmentalists and Kentuckians have said they’re “so turned off” by her campaign and don’t see themselves “donating money, putting up yard signs, or working at the grassroots level to help her get elected.”
And the headlines don’t lie. Check out a few from last week:
U.S. News: The War on Coal Puts Democrats on Defense
WDRB: DYCHE OPINION | Mitch McConnell & Grimes: Contrast On Coal
Washington Times: Senate hopeful Alison Lundergan Grimes bashed in Kentucky over links to Sen. Harry Reid
WFPL: Kentucky Coal Leader Doubts Alison Lundergan Grimes Could Be Stronger Advocate Than Mitch McConnell
WFPL: Senate Democrats Blocking McConnell’s Coal Bill Puts Alison Lundergan Grimes in Tough Spot
So now, neither leaders of the coal industry nor environmentalists are supporting Grimes? Looks like her hypocrisy –publicly telling Kentuckians she’ll fight for coal, while jetting all over the country to fundraise with the most anti-coal liberal in the senate – is finally catching up with her.