08/08/2014 08:28 am ET Updated Aug 08, 2014

Mitch McConnell's Wife Sits On The Board Of A Group Working To Kill The Coal Industry

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For months, Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell has accused his Democratic opponent, Alison Lundergan Grimes, of engaging in a “war on coal,” casting her as an outright enemy of one of the state’s most vital industries.

But while McConnell presents himself as a defender of Kentucky coal mining, a member of his own family who serves as a key campaign surrogate is taking a role in funding one of the most aggressive anti-coal campaigns in the country.

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