RGA Highlights Mexican Coal Miners in New Ad
Posted July 08, 2015
A new ad from the Republican Governor’s Association features Mexican coal miners and a Mexican coal mine in their attempt to falsely attack Attorney General Jack Conway on coal.
The clip on the left is from stock footage taken from Mina el Nopal in Guanajuato, Mexico. The RGA clip is shown on the right, in which the same stock footage is used, but reversed.
In response, Kentucky Democratic Party Chairman Patrick Hughes issued the following statement:
“Trying to pass off Mexican miners as Kentucky coal workers in a false attack against Attorney General Jack Conway is a move straight out of Matt Bevin’s deceitful playbook,” said Kentucky Democratic Party Chairman Patrick Hughes. “Here in Kentucky we’re proud of our coal and our miners, but I guess that’s a concept that an ‘East Con Man’ like Bevin and his East Coast allies don’t understand.”