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In Coal Country, Democrat Grimes Fights Party Label

At campaign stops in the coal-rich mountains of eastern Kentucky, Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes likes to say she embodies the words that frighten her Republican Senate opponent Mitch McConnell the most: “pro-coal Democrat.” For Grimes and other coal country Democrats, embracing that label is more than a political convenience. It's vital for political survival. In one of the year's top Senate races, McConnell and his Republican allies have poured millions into Kentucky to...

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