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Democratic gubernatorial candidate in West Virginia says he can’t support Clinton

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As a growing tide of Republicans distance themselves from their party’s presidential nominee, at least one Democratic candidate is doing the same thing to Hillary Clinton.

West Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jim Justice said “I cannot be a supporter of Hillary Clinton” during an appearance Monday on the state’s MetroNews radio network. Justice, a billionaire whose business interests include coal mining and West Virginia’s famed Greenbrier Resort, said he will not support the former secretary of state over her proposed energy policy.

“The reason I can’t be is her position on coal is diametrically, completely wrong in many, many different ways,” Justice said.

Clinton has been haunted in West Virginia, the heart of coal country in the U.S., by a town hall meeting she held there last March during which she said, “We’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business” with a transition to clean energy options. GOP nominee Donald Trump has regularly used the remark against her in his stump speeches and has held rallies in West Virginia’s coal country. – READ MORE

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