New Romney ads focus on coal industry
September 19th, 2012
12:55 AM ET
2 years ago

New Romney ads focus on coal industry

(CNN) - Mitt Romney released two new campaign ads on Wednesday in which coal workers say the Republican presidential nominee would be better for their industry - and their families' economic futures - than President Barack Obama.

"Obama's ruining the coal industry," one miner says.

"The policies that the current administration's got is attacking my livelihood," says another.

The miners say they are concerned about their children's and grandchildren's futures because "they're wanting to close these mines down."

In the spots, Romney is shown speaking to the miners.

"We have 250 years of coal, why wouldn't we use it?" he asks. "Utility bills are up. People wonder how they're going to have a brighter future if they can't see how they can make it to the end of the next month."

The campaign did not say where the spots will run, nor how much money it is spending on the ad buys.

On Wednesday, Romney will be in Miami attending a candidates' forum and a campaign rally.


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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. justin mccall

    obama closing down our business to send to other countries is not good for American's how can we pay off the loans we took out with china? if everyone is not paying into government as taxs..what Romney is saying is correct,,we need a president that isnt says one thing on live mic. but does another thing behind closed doors!..honestly is a great policy!

    September 19, 2012 01:05 am at 1:05 am |
  2. Thomas

    Romney will bander to anybody .

    September 19, 2012 01:24 am at 1:24 am |
  3. DENNA

    LOL Like Romney really cares. You miners are among the 47% if you have accepted ANY help from the government. Any subsidies to support the coal industry is government help. Coal mining towns are filled with middle class people working hard to make a living. Not the kind of people Mitt cares about. He only needs your vote. After that, you will become invisible. Bet on it.

    September 19, 2012 06:33 am at 6:33 am |
  4. Donkey Party

    If the miners were that concerned about the future of their kids and grand kids, they wouldn't let them grow up to be coal miners. The President is concerned about health and safety of the miners, while the GOP wants them all to be canaries. Who's really on their side?

    September 19, 2012 10:30 am at 10:30 am |