The war on coal is a key issue in battleground Ohio and Pennsylvania. This photo is from a Friday press conference at the American Energy Corporation’s Century Mine in Beallsville, Ohio.
The miners said Obama’s is running a TV and radio ad filled with “blatantly false” statements about the miners and their participation in Romney’s August campaign stop. The Obama ad claims they were forced to attend the event by the mine’s owner, Robert Murray.
“Why would you (Obama) lie about the 500 working miners who have signed this letter? We, the employees of the Century Mine, request you immediately stop these false ads.”
In August, many of these same miners appeared behind Romney as he described several of the dangers linked to the war on coal.