Senate candidates enter Labor Day weekend with a pair of new TV ads


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LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — Kentucky's U.S. Senate candidates launched new statewide TV ads on Friday ahead of the Labor Day holiday weekend.

Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes' 30-second ad touts her push for a state law that created a new ballot delivery system for overseas military voters and describes how she volunteered as an attorney to assist domestic violence victims. Grimes said she knows how to fight for those with no voice and win.

McConnell's ad criticizes Grimes for being a delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention that nominated Barack Obama for president. The ad says Obama's energy policies will bankrupt Kentucky's coal industry and says Obama needs Grimes to defeat McConnell.

Grimes was a delegate for Hillary Clinton in 2008 and a delegate for Obama in 2012. She has said Obama is wrong about coal.

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