Ellison’s Election Tip Sheet

Ellison Barber election tip sheet

SENATE: KENTUCKY

Many red state Democrats have come out as critics of the EPA’s proposed rules to restrict carbon emissions.

Alison Lundergan Grimes was one of those Democrats, but Grimes had a bit of an embarrassing flub toward the end of last week when her campaign sent out a pro-coal ad that said “President Obama and Washington Don’t Get It … Alison Grimes Does.” The ad, according to Politico, was accompanied by a picture of a coal miner, but turns out it was not actually a coal miner—it was a European model.

Was this a huge deal? Probably not, but it does provide Republicans with ammunition to “raise doubts about the authenticity of her pro-coal position.”

That was further compounded this week when it was reported that Grimes attended a D.C. fundraiser and neglected to defend Kentucky’s coal industry, despite previous promises to address it.

Ellison’s Election Tip Sheet

Tuesday’s Big Three: Georgia, Kentucky, Arkansas
Ellison Barber election tip sheet

Six states held primaries on Tuesday, setting the ballot in three key Senate races: Georgia, Kentucky, and Arkansas.

They’re all races that are varying degrees of toss-ups, and they are all important in the GOP’s efforts to take control of the Senate.

Pryor a No-Show at Arkansas Farm Forum

Accused Republican opponent of ignoring Arkansas farmers
Sen. Mark Pryor (D., Ark.) / AP

Sen. Mark Pryor was a no-show at the Arkansas Farm Bureau (ARFB) candidate forum on Tuesday, instead sending the influential farmers’ group a three-minute video address in which he accused his Republican opponent of ignoring Arkansas farmers.