Grimes jabs McConnell on jobs issue in new TV ad

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes is releasing a TV ad featuring an out-of-work coal miner who questions Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's commitment to job growth.

The ad reignites the flap over McConnell's comments to an eastern Kentucky newspaper in the spring.

The Beattyville Enterprise reported that McConnell said it's not his job to bring employment to struggling Lee County.

McConnell says his comments were taken out of context, but the newspaper editor has stood by his story.

In the Grimes ad, unemployed coal miner David Stanley asks McConnell why he made the comment.

Grimes' campaign says the ad will begin airing Tuesday.

McConnell campaign spokeswoman Allison Moore says it's the latest mischaracterization by Grimes.

McConnell says President Barack Obama's environmental regulations are responsible to costing coal miners their jobs.

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