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Mitch McConnell once opposed a coal plant on environmental grounds

"Economic and job expansion...must not occur to the detriment of our environment,” McConnell wrote in 1984

In 1984, Mitch McConnell Objected To Building A Coal Processing Plant In Kentucky

While still Judge-Executive in Jefferson County, Kentucky, McConnell raised numerous concerns about plans for a coal processing plant on the Louisville waterfront. The post In 1984, Mitch McConnell Objected To Building A Coal Processing Plant In Kentucky appeared first on ThinkProgress.

How Times Have Changed

Thirty years ago, environmentalism was a strong enough political force that Mitch McConnell had to pretend to care about coal’s impact upon the planet. Times have really changed.

How Kentucky's struggling miners view most expensive Senate race

7 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

Once the linchpin of Kentucky's economy, the coal industry has deteriorated beyond recognition. While the miners of Clay County feel the pinch, the 2014 Senate race over Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's seat has emerged as a $100 million contest, the most expensive Senate race in American history.

Democrats Double Down on Ad Spending for Grimes in Kentucky Senate Race While Ground Game Lags

Though Alison Lundergan Grimes continues to trail in recent polls, Democrats are doubling down on their ad spending to prop up her faltering challenge to incumbent Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in the Kentucky U.S. Senate race. TheShow More Summary

McConnell opponent runs new ad, starring Bill Clinton

Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democratic challenger in Kentucky to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, has a new ad featuring the best single supporter a Democrat can probably get: Former President Bill Clinton. The ad, which herShow More Summary

Exclusive - Mitch McConnell: Holder Replacement Must Oppose Obama's Planned Executive Amnesty

The replacement for Attorney General Eric Holder must oppose President Barack Obama’s planned executive amnesty and other executive overreaches, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told Breitbart News on Tuesday evening. In...Show More Summary

“You think we’re this dumb?”: Inside the sick, cynical mind of Mitch McConnell

The man who may be our next Senate majority leader is everything wrong with Washington, Alec MacGillis tells Salon

Mom of Rescued Child Praises McConnell in New Ad

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s campaign launched a surprisingly tender new ad campaign Monday, in an effort to humanize the senator in the final weeks before November’s election.

Grifters Gotta Grift: Kentucky's Mitch McConnell Campaign Edition: Live from The Roasterie

From earlier this month: the incomparable Doktor Zoom: Doktor Zoom: Mitch McConnell’s Campaign Manager Quits To Spend More Time With His (Alleged) Bribe Money: "Looks like Senate Minority Leader and Supreme Chelonian Overlord Mitch McConnell... Show More Summary

Mitch McConnell Attacks His Opponent For Answering Yes To: ‘Do You Believe In Climate Change?’

Believe in the reality of climate change? That could be enough to earn an attack from the right. The post Mitch McConnell Attacks His Opponent For Answering Yes To: ‘Do You Believe In Climate Change?’ appeared first on ThinkProgress...

'Unblemished' Trump blames 'someone unknown' for his endorsement of McConnell for Speaker

Two days after tweeting this... Why would the people of Kentucky want a rookie Senator-- they have Sen. Mitch @McConnellPress who may be next Speaker & bring $'s to KY? — @realDonaldTrump ... and saying Scott Brown wanted him to Robocall voters in New Hampshire due to his "unblemished" record, Donald J. Show More Summary

Alison Grimes Cites Agreement with McCain, Graham as Proof She's Not Pro-Amnesty

Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes, who is trailing incumbent Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in the highly competitive Kentucky U.S. Senate race, is claiming in a new television ad that her support for the Gang of Eight "immigration...Show More Summary

Stewart Mocks Dems for Guns, Snowmobiles, Kegstands: Senate Ain’t Dave & Buster’s

6 days agoNews : Mediaite

Wednesday night Jon Stewart mocked the crazy season of 2014 midterm campaign ads, which has seen Alison Grimes school Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on how to hold a gun, Mark Begich (D-AK) show off his snowmachine skills, and Mary Landrieu (D-LA) help a future Phi Betta Kappa member of LSU do a kegstand.

Grimes goes after McConnell on wage, equal pay, and veterans issue in new ad

Alison Lundergan Grimes's newest ad features a video of her at a rally, making the case that Mitch McConnell is the epitome of what's broken with Washington, DC, and outlining three meaningful priorities she would hope to accomplish as a U.S. Show More Summary

Donald Trump says Boston Brown is seeking his support, may make robocalls in New Hampshire

Will Scott Brown play the Trump card? We've already seen Donald Trump endorsing Mitch McConnell for Speaker of the House because he says a McConnell speakership will be good for Kentucky, but if you live in New Hampshire, America's Favorite Birther has got some advice for you too. Show More Summary

Donald Trump endorses Mitch McConnell for Speaker of the House

Watch out John Boehner: Why would the people of Kentucky want a rookie Senator-- they have Sen. Mitch @McConnellPress who may be next Speaker & bring $'s to KY? — @realDonaldTrump While it would be easy to assume that Trump is just a...Show More Summary

Trump: Kentucky Should Reelect Sen. McConnell Because He Gets So Many Earmarks

last weekNews : Mediaite

Fox News military analyst Donald Trump told the hosts of Fox & Friends Monday morning that Kentucky voters should keep Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) as their senator, because his senior position allows him to bring back a ton of earmarks for his state.

Mitch McConnell is a turtle, claims Wikipedia edit made from inside Congress

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is not a human, but a turtle, according to some jokester Wikipedia editor. What's more, whoever made the edit did so using an IP address linked the the House of Representatives, according to @congress-edits, a Twitter account that flags edits made by people on the Hill. Show More Summary

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