August 5, 2009 4:08 PM

'Red' Kentucky loses out as energy grants go to battlegrounds

The Obama administration on Wednesday awarded $2.4 billion in grants to help develop an advanced car battery — much of it to groups in battleground states that with one exception went for President Barack Obama in last fall's presidential election. Notably absent from the list was a high-profile bid by a consortium of 50 companies to build a new battery plant in Kentucky — whose senior senator is Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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