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McConnell´s wife sits on
board that opposes coal

Louisville Courier Journal, by James R. Carroll

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Posted By:periwinkel, 8/8/2014 7:26:40 PM

Sen. Mitch McConnell´s wife, former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, sits on the board of an organization that has been part of a campaign against the coal industry and against tobacco use. The anti-coal news, first reported by Yahoo News, comes as McConnell campaigns for re-election, in part by trying to tie his opponent, Alison Lundergan Grimes, to President Barack Obama and his so-called "war on coal." The Senate minority leader is the top recipient of coal industry campaign contributions, which total more than $179,000, according to Federal Election Commission data compiled by the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics. The senator also has

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Ruh-roh...not good news in Kentucky.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ruready?, 8/8/2014 7:41:56 PM     (No. 9958512)

If McConnell was a leader, he could swallow Obama whole (if he buttered his head and pinned his ears back). Unfortunately the GOP has let us down. We need leaders, not Mississippi enablers.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 8/8/2014 7:42:26 PM     (No. 9958513)

Ya know, I´m really glad we´ve got Establishment Republicans looking out for us conservatives...

Are ALL of them going to end up pitching reverse mortgages?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: periwinkel, 8/8/2014 8:16:55 PM     (No. 9958545)

Allison Grimes has said that families are off-limits in a campaign, but I don´t think that covers wealthy wives who are working against 7,000 coal miners plus a whole lot more who will lose their jobs if Elaine Chao, wife of Mitch McConnell, has her way. Mitch runs an ad almost hourly about Obama/Grimes´ War on Coal...I guess he´ll have to include his own wife as one of the culprits, too.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: curious1, 8/8/2014 8:33:31 PM     (No. 9958551)

Where was this news when McConnell had an opponent in the primary.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 8/8/2014 8:36:57 PM     (No. 9958557)

Another reason not to vote for the odious snake.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: horacer, 8/8/2014 8:36:59 PM     (No. 9958558)

I don´t think families should be off limits. Chao received a salary from Heritage. That means DeMint endorses McConnell.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 8/8/2014 9:18:39 PM     (No. 9958591)

Mr. and Mrs. RINO.

She´s a real piece of work too.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: agrunt, 8/8/2014 9:42:05 PM     (No. 9958617)

Ok she sits on the Board. Now how has she acted while a board member? No one has told me if she is a leader on the board for anti coal or she tries to put the brakes on their thrust against coal.

I do not know her positions on the board and know little about her, not being from KY. Just saying someone is a horse does not tell you whether they are the front or the back of the horse.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Sanchin, 8/8/2014 10:00:44 PM     (No. 9958638)

Too Funny!!!!!! Taking back the Senate with this guy in charge is not going to change a thing, and the excuse for inaction will be that they don´t want to jeopardize the 2016 presidential elections.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: periwinkel, 8/8/2014 10:33:35 PM     (No. 9958670)

#8 Elaine Chao was Secretary of Labor in the George W. Bush administration. She should know that sitting on that board with all its liberal biases is the height of hypocrisy...she just didn´t think she would get caught.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Carolina Kat, 8/8/2014 11:44:40 PM     (No. 9958726)

Anyone who believes that a married couple shares exactly the same political views on every issue has never been married. I´ve not been a fan of McConnell, but this is silly. How does McConnell vote - pro coal - that´s what matters.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/9/2014 12:57:53 AM     (No. 9958784)

Reading the last paragraph, she seems like some others-a professional board member.



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