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The Coal War Continues

Tim Craig

U.S. Rep. Rick Boucher (D-Va.) held a conference call with reporters this morning to accuse Republican presidential nominee John McCain of airing "misleading" ads about Sen. Barack Obama's (D-Ill.) position on coal.

The fight over coal has become a central issue in the presidential race in Southwest Virginia, which Boucher represents in Congress. The McCain campaign has latched onto comments Obama's running mate, Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.) made earlier this month about not wanting more coal power plants to be built in the United States. McCain is running ads in Southwest Virginia accusing Obama of being against clean coal technology.

Boucher says McCain's ads are untrue. Boucher said Obama is "a greater friend of coal than virtually any member of the United States Senate."

"If you look at the comparison between the records of Senator Obama and Senator McCain, it is clear who is the friend of coal, it's not Senator McCain," said Boucher, who accused the GOP of "distortion." The Obama campaign also unveiled a new television ad that will air in Southwest Virginia touting Obama's efforts in Illinois on behalf of coal miners.

By Tim Craig  |  October 1, 2008; 1:25 PM ET
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Posted by: Manolete | October 2, 2008 2:31 PM | Report abuse

I'm not sure who posted the prior comment, but as a lifelong GOP, I find it racially and religiously offensive and patently juvenile. If this poster truly feels the way he does, then God help us all.

John B. Egan

Posted by: John Egan | October 2, 2008 4:16 PM | Report abuse

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