In context: Hillary Clinton’s comments about coal jobs

Hillary Clinton met a tough crowd in West Virginia coal country recently. The state, which will hold its primary May 10, backed Clinton over President Barack Obama in 2008. But some voters now see her as a threat to the area’s coal industry. "How you could say you are going to put a lot of coal miners out of jobs, and then come in here and tell us how you’re going to be our friend?" unemployed coal worker Bo Copely asked Clinton at a campaign event on May 2. Clinton acknowledged that she said something to that effect, but she … >>More stories from National


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