Alison Lundergan Grimes Fully Embracing Elizabeth Warren, Far-Left Obama Allegiances

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June 26, 2014

Contact: Allison Moore 502-618-1372

LOUISVILLE – Team Mitch today released the following statement and background information in response to Alison Lundergan Grimes now fully embracing her far left Obama allegiances.

“The multiple e-mails that Alison Lundgeran Grimes has sent promoting her upcoming fundraising tour with Massachusetts anti-coal liberal Senator Elizabeth Warren proves that Grimes is no longer hiding, but fully embracing, her far-left Obama allegiances. Grimes destroys her own credibility as she talks about being an ‘independent voice’ while at the same time marching in parade of the most anti-Kentucky Obama liberals to bankroll her campaign,” said Team Mitch spokeswoman Allison Moore.

BACKGROUND

Warren Is A Member Of The Senate Climate Action Task Force. (U.S. Senate Committee On Environment And Public Works, Press Release, 1/14/14)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Called The New EPA Regulations A “Powerful Step”. “Sen. Elizabeth Warren called the move a "powerful step" toward what Sen. Ed Markey described as the "beginning of the end of America’s long, dirty power plant era." (Robert Rizzuto, “Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Ed Markey praise new EPA plan to cut power plant carbon dioxide emissions 30 percent by 2030,” Mass Live, 6/4/14)

Sen. Warren Specifically Cited The Harm That Comes From Power Plants. “"We know that high carbon dioxide levels in our atmosphere are driving climate change. We know those carbon dioxide levels are increasing the acidity of our oceans, disrupting already-fragile marine ecosystems," Warren said in her speech. "And we know that power plants are responsible for about 40 percent of America's carbon pollution. Add all that up, and we know enough to know that reducing carbon pollution from power plant emissions will make a real difference in the fight against climate change." (Robert Rizzuto, “Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Ed Markey praise new EPA plan to cut power plant carbon dioxide emissions 30 percent by 2030,” Mass Live, 6/4/14)

In March 2013, Warren Voted Against An Amendment That Would Have Prohibited EPA Regulation Of Greenhouse Emissions. “To reduce spending and decrease the risk of drastic energy price increases by prohibiting further greenhouse gas regulations for the purposes of addressing climate change.” (S. Amdt. 359 To S. Con. Res. 8, Roll Call Vote #76: Rejected 47-52, 3/23/13, Warren Voted Nay)

Warren Voted For Cloture And Confirmation Of Gina McCarthy As EPA Administrator. (PN 192, Roll Call Vote #179: Cloture Motion Agreed To 69-31, 7/18/13, Warren Voted Yea; PN 192, Roll Call Vote #180: Nomination Confirmed 59-40, 7/18/13, Warren Voted Yea)

Warren Said The EPA’s Regulations “Will Generate Significant Cost Savings And Will Help Create Jobs For American Workers.” “‘Elizabeth supports the EPA’s efforts to promote public health by limiting toxic emissions,’ Harney said. ‘Not only will the Mercury and Air Toxic Standards improve the well-being of Massachusetts families, the regulations will generate significant cost savings and will help create jobs for American workers.’” (Robert Rizzuto, “Brown Breaks Ranks On Air Pollution,” The Republican, 6/21/12)

Elizabeth Warren Was Endorsed By The Sierra Club And Clean Water Action In Her Last Campaign. “The Sierra Club and Clean Water Action have both given their support to Warren, who the groups say will be a leader in promoting clean energy investments and environmental protection and "side with middle class families over the big oil and dirty energy companies." (Robert Rizzuto, “Elizabeth Warren picks up endorsement of Sierra Club and Clean Water Action,” Mass Live, 4/3/14)

Warren Opposes The Keystone Pipeline And Wants More Fracking Regulations. “For her part, Warren supports building Cape Wind, opposes extending the Keystone Pipeline, wants more regulations to monitor fracking, and says she would have supported extending the Pilgrim nuclear plant’s operating license only if the NRC ensured it met strict safety standards first, which she argues the agency failed to do.” (David Abel, “Rivals Split On Environmental Issues,” The Boston Globe, 8/3/12)

Warren Support For Obama

Warren Was Unable To Name A Single Issue On Which She Disagreed With Obama. “Asked if she could lay out some differences between her and Obama, Warren punted, calling it ‘way too broad of a question.’ Asked about bipartisanship in her record, Warren pointed to her work creating the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency opposed by virtually every Republican lawmaker.” (Manu Raju, “Brown: I’m Not A ‘Rock Thrower,’” Politico, 1/18/12)

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