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McConnell says Grimes out of touch with miners

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LOUISVILLE, KY (AP) - Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is portraying his Democratic opponent as out of touch with the struggles of Kentucky's coal miners.
    
In remarks prepared for a Republican crowd Saturday night in Louisville, McConnell said Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes has been so busy raising money from liberal activists that she can't tell the difference between a miner and a European male model.
    
Released early by McConnell's campaign, the remarks refer to Grimes' use of a Ukrainian model posing as a miner in an early newspaper ad. Grimes' campaign says the photo was replaced before the ad ran.
    
Grimes has condemned President Barack Obama's plan for stricter emissions standards on coal-fired power plants.
    
Grimes' campaign says she talked about the struggles in coal country to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid at a fundraiser.
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