Amy McGrath accuses Sen. McConnell of abandoning coal miners

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UPDATED 8:08 AM PT — Monday, August 26, 2019

Kentucky Senate candidate Amy McGrath is accusing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of not caring for his state’s coal miners. In a newly released ad, McGrath follows a group of coal miners who traveled from Kentucky to Capitol Hill to ask McConnell to restore their disability benefits.

The miners all suffer from or know someone affected by black lung disease. They say McConnell only met with them for a short time when they made it to Washington, D.C.

McGrath has an unsuccessful political record in Kentucky. She ran for Congress in the 2018 midterms, but lost to congressman Andy Barr.

FILE – In this Aug. 3, 2019, file photo Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., addresses the audience gathered at the Fancy Farm Picnic in Fancy Farm, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

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