Liz Cheney Hits Hillary Clinton Over Coal Comments In First Ad Of Congressional Race

Alex Pappas Political Reporter
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Liz Cheney, running for Congress as a Republican in Wyoming, is going up with her first ad of the race by hitting Hillary Clinton over her recent comments about putting “a lot of coal miners” out of work.

The radio ad, shared first with The Daily Caller, will begin running statewide in Wyoming Tuesday. It includes Clinton’s recent comments that “we’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.”

In the ad, Cheney, a former State Department official in the Bush administration, says: “Last week Hillary Clinton threatened Wyoming jobs.”

“Now Bill Clinton is coming to Wyoming to ask for our votes and our donations,” Cheney continues in the ad. “I have a message he should take back to Secretary Clinton. Wyoming’s fossil fuels are a national treasure and we won’t let Hillary Clinton or anyone else destroy our coal industry. I’m Liz Cheney, candidate for Congress, and I approved this message because as Wyoming’s Congressman I will lead the fight to defend Wyoming’s coal, oil, and natural gas.”

Cheney, who briefly ran for the Senate in 2014 before withdrawing from the race, is running for the Wyoming House seat once occupied by her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney. The seat is currently held by retiring Rep. Cynthia Lummis.

Several other Republicans are vying for the nomination, which will be decided in an August primary.

Listen to the ad:

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