Sam Youngman

January 20, 2014

Political Paddock: For Grimes, coal presents an endless tightrope

For some federal candidates in pro-coal Kentucky, the "D" behind their names is an inconvenient truth. In an interview Friday with the Herald-Leader, likely Democratic Senate nominee Alison Lundergan Grimes demonstrated just how tough that truth can be as she continued her defense of coal in striking contrast with her national party.

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About Sam Youngman

Sam Youngman


An Owensboro native and Western Kentucky University graduate, Sam Youngman covered national politics and presidents before coming home to work for the Herald-Leader and cover Kentucky political developments.