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McConnell Invites Obama To Visit Kentucky


U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell is making another pitch for a Presidential visit to Kentucky’s coal country. The Republican lawmaker renewed his request on the Senate floor on Wednesday (July 9).

McConnell says Kentuckians are telling him at community forums across the Commonwealth they’re worried about the impact of new environmental regulations on the coal industry and their impact on utility rates.

“Several town hall participants want to know why the President won’t come down to see the mines and the coal families himself…I’m wondering too. Mr. President, the campaign trips can wait. You recently expressed an interest in hanging around middle-class Americans for a change. What I’m saying is, here’s your perfect chance. Come on down to Kentucky and talk to some coal miners.” –Mitch McConnell

McConnell claims President Obama and other members of his administration are not concerned with the problems confronting Kentucky’s coal regions.

The senator is in a close re-election battle with Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes.

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