Clinton to campaign in Appalachia next week

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Hillary Clinton will campaign in Kentucky, West Virginia and Ohio next week, and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, will be in West Virginia on Sunday.

The front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination is scheduled to visit Ashland, Kentucky, and Williamson, West Virginia, on Monday. She will visit West Virginia and Ohio on Tuesday, but details of those stops are not yet available.

The campaign said the former president will campaign in Charleston and Logan on Sunday. Details were not available Friday.

In a news release, the campaign said Hillary Clinton will discuss her plans to raise incomes for people in overlooked or underserved communities. The Appalachian region has been economically devastated by the decline in the coal industry.

Republicans have criticized Clinton for earlier comments that her policies would put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business. Clinton later said she was mistaken and is committed to coalfield workers and communities.

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