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Thu January 31, 2013
All Politics are Local

Mitch McConnell Joins Supporters of Industrial Hemp

Joining his fellow Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and state Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell now supports industrial hemp. In a statement released Thursday, McConnell said Paul and Comer—both Republicans, like McConnell—have convinced him that growing hemp for paper, oil and other purposes would be an economic boon for Kentucky farmers.

Mitch McConnell
Credit U.S. Senate