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August 08, 2014


Is McConnell's Wife Trying to Kill the Coal Industry?

Yahoo News reports that while Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) "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."

"McConnell's wife, former Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, sits on the board of directors of Bloomberg Philanthropies, which has plunged $50 million into the Sierra Club's 'Beyond Coal' initiative, an advocacy effort with the expressed goal of killing the coal industry."












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