Ellison’s Election Tip Sheet

Ellison Barber election tip sheet


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.