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Bloomberg PAC plans ads criticizing Koster’s stand on coal-fired power plants

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster (Garvey Scott/The Kansas City Star)
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster (Garvey Scott/The Kansas City Star)

A political action committee with ties to former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans commercials critical of Missouri Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Chris Koster for Koster’s position on reducing air pollution.

The ads target Koster and three other attorneys general for suing to stop the Clean Power Plan, a federal effort to penalize power generated by burning coal.

The New York Times says the ad campaign could cost $10 million. Here it is:

West Virginia filed the original lawsuit to stop the plan. Missouri has joined in that lawsuit.

Koster is a Democrat. The ads against him may not help Republicans, though. It’s possible — perhaps likely — that Koster will actually get a political boost from ads critical of his stance on coal-fired power. That the ads are coming from Bloomberg, an east coast mayor, may also help the Democrat.

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