P'Pool, Comer announce 'Coal and Corn' tour to start this week

10/17/2011 09:12 AM

Republican candidates for attorney general and agriculture commissioner are finally teaming up for a statewide bus tour, after weeks of discussing it.

Attorney General candidate Todd P’Pool and Agriculture Commissioner candidate James Comer will launch the “Coal and Corn Tour” this Wednesday, starting in Paducah and ending Saturday in Hyden.

The tour will stop at places such as farmer’s markets, rural electric co-ops and college campuses, according to a news release from the P’Pool campaign. It will sweep through western Kentucky up to Louisville on Wednesday; through southern Kentucky — including Comer’s hometown of Tompkinsville — and up to Lexington on Thursday; to Richmond, Pikeville and Hazard on Friday; then to Hyden.

The idea behind the partnership is “fighting back against” the Environmental Protection Agency, the release said.

Comer told Pure Politics the two campaigns were discussed such a tour back at Fancy Farm in early August.

The Kentucky Democratic candidates launched their statewide bus tour on Sunday in Lexington. The candidates will rotate in and out of the bus tour on various stops this week.

-Reporting by Kenny Colston


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