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Coal miners blast Obama over campaign ad’s digs at Romney

Southeastern Ohio coal miners are blasting an ad from President Obama that claims they were forced to “be props in (Mitt) Romney’s commercial.” On August 15, Romney appeared at an event in Belmont County surrounded by 500 coal miners, and claimed that unnecessary regulation by the Obama administration’s Environmental Protection Agency amounts to a “war on coal,” and has helped put thousands of miners’ jobs in jeopardy.

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