Kentucky U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes has made her opposition to the president’s coal and environmental policies central to her campaign – but she was caught deceiving the public on the issue earlier this summer when she was invited to a high dollar private fundraiser with anti-coal zealot Harry Reid. After promising Kentucky voters she would use the event as a forum to promote Kentucky’s coal industry, it was reported that she did nothing of the sort and headlines blared, “Alison Lundergan Grimes mum on coal at private fundraiser.”
In a new undercover video by Project Veritas Action’s founder James O’Keefe, multiple Grimes campaign offices were investigated to determine if her opposition to the core principles of her own political party is genuine or an intentional deception. What O’Keefe’s investigator found in one campaign office after another – was that they all assumed Grimes was lying about her support for the coal industry because in Kentucky – you can’t get elected otherwise.
As one Democrat operative bluntly put it, “She has to say that because in Kentucky if you don’t support the coal industry, you’re dead, politically. Politics is a game – You do what you’ve got to do to get to point B…it’s a lying game unfortunately.”
“Once again Alison Lundergan Grimes has been caught being dishonest about coal,” said NRSC Press Secretary Brook Hougesen. “The scathing video is simply the latest reminder to Kentuckians that Grimes cannot be trusted to fight for coal, and in fact would work against the coal industry and Kentucky in the Senate.”