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Stories with person: Ernie Fletcher
  • Republicans capitalize on anti-Obama fervor in coal country story has photos
    Updated: Nov-07-15 3:57 am

    PIKEVILLE, Kentucky - In the heart of Kentucky's coal country, where sons followed fathers and grandfathers into the mines, support for Democrats ran as deep as the coal seams that powered the region's economy. But as the Appalachian coal sector's future has dimmed, so has political loyalty.