May 6, 2016

WELL, HILLARY DID BRAG THAT SHE’D PUT COAL MINERS AND COAL MINES OUT OF BUSINESS: West Virginia Is No Longer Clinton Country.

West Virginia is shaping up to be a terrible state for Hillary Clinton.

Polling shows Bernie Sanders with a sizable lead in there, meaning its Democratic primary on Tuesday is likely to extend a presidential nominating contest Clinton had hoped to wrap up by now.

Clinton has been hurt by her March promise to put coal miners out of work with her environmental policies. She apologized for her choice of words, but they still threaten to drag down her support across coal country.

In a general election match-up against presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump — who has seized on the coal comments — Clinton will be an underdog in West Virginia, which has voted for Republican presidential candidates since 2000.

Generalized contempt for the white working class probably isn’t a plus, either.

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