With 8 Days To West Virginia Primary, Obama Looks To Burnish Coal Credentials

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Barack Obama's campaign is looking to
teach West Virginians a little something about coal.

Illinois State Rep. Dan Reitz, a former coal miner, is scheduled
to visit with miners in Beckley and take a tour of coal extraction
technology at West Virginia University Tech Monday.

Both Obama and his rival and fellow senator, Hillary Clinton,
have made investment in clean coal technology a key part of their
campaigns in the Mountain State.

Obama is looking to draw attention to his experience in state
government in Illinois, another coal mining state.

As the West Virginia primary looms, both campaigns are stepping
up their efforts to reach voters. Clinton's campaign opened a
fourth office in the state Sunday, while Obama has opened eight.

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