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Coal miners Randy Robbins and Albrow Hall say they were duped into appearing in a political attack ad for Kentucky Democrat Amy McGrath, who is hoping to oust Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell from his Senate seat.
Their lawyers have written to McGrath expressing their outrage over being used for a political purpose when they say they were never told that was the intent of the video.
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Coal miners reenact a bus ride to visit with Kentucky Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell. Opening scene from an attack ad by Democratic candidate Amy McGrath. YouTube screenshot.
“Both Randy and Albrow were led to believe that the reenactment was being done for a documentary relating the work of the Black Lung Association. They did not know and were never told that they were being filmed for a political advertisement,” reads a letter sent Wednesday to McGrath. “Randy and Albrow are not partisan political activists for either party. However, they are personally offended at seeing their images being used in a political attack ad that does not reflect their personal feelings or beliefs.”
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The letter demands that McGrath and her campaign “immediately cease and desist from the use of their personal images in any and all advertising and media.”
McGrath, a former Marine officer who is expected to take the Democratic nomination for the Senate seat, released a video entitled “10 Hour Bus Ride,” that condemns McConnell for allegedly only spending one...
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