- No employee was forced to attend the event.Obviously they have no use for Obama and the EPA but they are not real fond of Sherrod Brown either. In Pennsylvania Republican candidate for senate, Tom Smith was a coal miner before he was a mine owner which must boost his standing with these men.
- There were no attendance records taken for hourly employees.
- There were absolutely no penalties or reprimands to those who did not attend.
- Due to security concerns for the Romney campaign, there was a list for transportation purposes.
- They were "honored" to host Romney at the mine.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
United for Coal Rallies Ripple Across Appalachia
United for Coal rallied yesterday in Big Stone Gap, Va., Paintsville, Ky., Chillicothe, Ohio, Pikeville, Ky., and Williamson, W.Va. Although confined to the coal fields they may have grave implications in swing states Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. In addition to being swing states all three have hotly contested senate races. Also yesterday in Beallsville, Ohio miners at the American Energy Corporation Century Mine said they want President Barack Obama to stop what they term "the war on coal" - and to stop spreading "mistruths" about them. At issue is an Obama campaign ad that states that miners were forced to attend a Mitt Romney rally by their employer, Robert Murray. The key points made in the video are: