Round 2: Craft Attacks Cameron on Coal in Latest Ad

The latest ad released Thursday from GOP gubernatorial candidate Kelly Craft is doubling down against her top rival Attorney General Daniel Cameron over the issue of a coal fired power plant.

Craft is making the signature industry a highlight of her campaign, and in doing so has remained on the attack against Cameron – who she says let the Mitchell coal-fired power plant in West Virginia, which contributed power to Kentuckians, close.

 “Daniel Cameron previously stated that one of the many coal-fired plants that serve the Commonwealth has ‘little to no economic value.’ That is demonstrably false: 165,000 Kentuckians across 20 counties rely on this electricity generation,” said Kelly Craft for Governor spokesman Weston Loyd. “He sided with the radical Left and then doubled down on his decision to close the plant, causing more of Kentuckians’ hard-earned money to go toward their energy bills instead of groceries, childcare, and other necessities.

“We cannot afford to regulate or legislate any of the Commonwealth’s robust energy industry out of existence,” Loyd continued. “The Commonwealth of Kentucky needs a conservative leader on energy who will support all of its energy sources, and that leader is Kelly Craft.”

The ad is part of a six-figure statewide buy across the commonwealth.

Cameron’s campaign strategist previously defended Attorney General Cameron’s position on the power plant saying the plant in question “…provides no economic value to the Commonwealth, it appears none of the plant’s workers live in Kentucky, and it contributes no tax revenue to Kentucky communities.”

Craft and Cameron are two of a dozen candidates in the race for the GOP nomination for governor. Kentucky Republicans will cast their ballots in the contest on May 16.