Coal

Dem. Senate Candidate in West Virginia Opposes Obama on Coal

Knows where her votes are, and they aren't in Washington

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West Virginia Democratic Secretary of State Natalie Tennant announced her candidacy for Senate Tuesday and wasted no time distancing herself from President Barack Obama on the all-important issue of coal.

Her two-day announcement tour, with stops in five cities, comes the same week that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to roll out more stringent emission rules for new power plants.

"Let me make this clear right here, right now," she said during a morning rally in Beckley. "I will fight any Republican or any Democrat — including President Barack Obama — who tries to kill our energy jobs, whether they are coal, natural gas, wind or water."