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Clinton Walks Back Coal Remarks After Confrontation in West Virginia

The Democratic front-runner got an earful during a campaign stop in Williamson, West Virginia.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks in Williamson, West Virginia, on May 2, 2016.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks in Williamson, West Virginia, on May 2, 2016.

AP Photo/Paul Sancya

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton tried to make amends with West Virginia voters Monday after a laid-off miner confronted her over comments she made weeks ago about putting the coal industry “out of business.”

The exchange during a visit to a health center in Williamson, West Virginia, highlighted the challenge Democrats will face in November winning over working-class voters in states where that have lost jobs in manufacturing and mining.