grimesDuring an interview on Kentucky Sports Radio, Senatorial candidate Alison Grimes admitted that she believes in climate change.

“I do,” she told host Matt Jones.

“You know Mitch McConnell and I differ on this. He still wants to argue with the scientists. I do believe it exists.”

Allison Grimes is the Democratic contender for Mitch McConnell’s Senate seat, and the Minority Leader would like the public to know just what Ms. Grimes is up to.

The above exchange was posted on YouTube by the Team Mitch Rapid Response team. The team also posted clips from the show in which Grimes discusses the economic benefits of marijuana as well as closing the gun loophole.

McConnell does indeed dispute the science of climate change. During the Polar Vortex, McConnell asked, “Where’s Al Gore now?”

In 2012, he was addressing a Louisville rotary crowd when an audience member asked about his views on global warming, given the record-setting temperatures and forest fires in the West.

“As recently as 30-35 years ago we were worried about the globe getting too cold,” McConnell replied. “I suppose over decades and maybe centuries we’ll figure this out,” he said.

Maybe. Or maybe over 97 percent of scientists already have figured it out and it’s affecting the United States today.

It should be noted that while Grimes believes in climate change, she states on her website that America’s energy should “rely heavily on coal, oil and natural gas.” The website also criticizes President Obama’s energy policy, saying his administration “has taken direct aim at Kentucky’s coal industry, crippling our state’s largest source of domestic energy and threatening thousands of jobs.”

So it appears Grimes, like McConnell, knows how to give the people what they want:

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