Mitt Romney, on the campaign trail in Ohio Tuesday, slammed President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden on coal.
Speaking to a crowd of miners at a coal mine in Beallsville, the likely Republican nominee said Obama's "vice president said coal is more dangerous than terrorists. Can you imagine that? This tells you precisely what he actually feels and what he's done and his policies over the last 3 1/2 years have put in place the very vision he had when he was running for office."
Romney contended Obama was running ads in Ohio saying he supports coal while telling people in other states only wind and solar power are needed.
Politico said the White House and Obama's campaign have spent months working to counter Republican claims the president has "declared war on coal." Obama's Ohio radio ad touts the administration's support for "clean coal," and slams Romney for denouncing a Massachusetts coal-fired power plant in 2003.
While Romney campaigned in Ohio, the president was on a campaign bus in Iowa for the second day.
Romney's visit to the coal mine came on the last day of his four-state bus tour that includes two more events in Ohio.
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