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Ohio Coal Association Slams Obama

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posted on Nov, 3 2008 @ 11:59 PM
First the West Virginia Coal Association had a few choice words to say, in regards to Senator Obama's comments on "Bankrupting The Coal Industry". Now however, the Ohio Coal Association is also launching a rebuttal to Senator Obama, and Denouncing him, his Ticket, and his Policies.

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire--USNewswire/ -- Mike Carey, president of the Ohio Coal Association (OCA), today issued the following statement in response to just-released remarks from Senator Barack Obama about the nation's coal industry.

"Regardless of the timing or method of the release of these remarks, the message from the Democratic candidate for President could not be clearer: the Obama-Biden ticket spells disaster for America's coal industry and the tens of thousands of Americans who work in it.

"These undisputed, audio-taped remarks, which include comments from Senator Obama like 'I haven't been some coal booster' and 'if they want to build [coal plants], they can, but it will bankrupt them' are extraordinarily misguided.

"It's evident that this campaign has been pandering in states like Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, Indiana and Pennsylvania to attempt to generate votes from coal supporters, while keeping his true agenda hidden from the state's voters.

Ohio Coal Association Says Obama Remarks Make It Clear: Obama Ticket Not Supportive Of Coal

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