Ohio coal company in sites of Dems

Associated Press

COLUMBUS

Political allies of President Barack Obama are lining up against a northeastern Ohio mining company whose employees were featured in a TV ad by Republican Mitt Romney.

Liberal policy group ProgressOhio filed a Federal Election Commission complaint Monday against Murray Energy Corp. It alleges Murray left the required disclaimer off its anti-Obama yard signs. The signs read: “STOP the WAR on COAL — FIRE OBAMA.”

Also Monday, the Ohio Democratic Party asked prosecutors to investigate Murray for potential fundraising violations and employee coercion.

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