March 15, 2016

Crickets From Ted Strickland On Hillary Clinton’s Anti-Coal Agenda

With just hours to go until the primary that’s been forcing his campaign to spend nearly all of the money it’s taking in, Ted Strickland engaged in a rare activity for him: actually campaigning. But even as he was going through the motions, Strickland stayed silent on a major issue facing this state – the future of the coal industry, and Hillary Clinton’s pledge to shutter it.

An America Rising tracker caught up with Strickland at a Get Out The Vote event in Toledo and asked him if he agreed with Hillary Clinton’s plan to “put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.” Strickland had no answer.

Clinton made the controversial statement in a Sunday evening town hall on CNN, and her campaign has unsuccessfully attempted to walk it back ever since, as even Democrats in Coal Country have piled on criticism:

Strickland is a longtime and vocal Clinton supporter, endorsing her over Barack Obama in 2008, so he is perhaps as closely tied to her agenda as any Democrat in the country.