Republican candidates Comer and P'Pool looking at 'Coal and Corn' bus tour

08/10/2011 10:27 AM

Sharing in their worry about the future of the Kentucky coal industry and farming, two Republican candidates are planning a “Coal and Corn” bus tour this fall.

State Rep. Jamie Comer, the GOP candidate for agriculture commissioner and Republican Attorney General nominee Todd P’Pool are still talking about the tour, Comer told Pure Politics.

If the trip is finalized, the two candidates would highlight what they consider attacks on Kentucky’s coal industry, something P’Pool and Comer have hammered on since the winter.

The idea is still in early planning stages and wouldn’t necessarily be exclusive to Comer and P’Pool, said David Ray, campaign manager for P’Pool.

Ray said P’Pool isn’t shy about campaigning with the entire Republican slate of candidates.

“Todd P’Pool has campaigned with everybody on the ticket so far,” Ray said. “He’s campaigned with other (candidates) individually, as well as with the whole ticket at events like the Night Before Fancy Farm in Calvert City” last Friday.

Ray also noted that last week, P’Pool campaigned with Republican Secretary of State Bill Johnson, Republican gubernatorial nominee David Williams and Comer last week in his hometown of Madisonville.

No dates or firm plans about the tour have been set.

-Reporting and video production by Kenny Colston

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