Democrat Hillary Clinton making campaign stops in Appalachia

ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is making campaign stops in Appalachia this week, starting in Kentucky and West Virginia.

Her campaign says she plans to talk to voters about her ideas to raise incomes for people in overlooked or underserved communities. The region has been economically devastated by the decline in the coal industry.

Stops were scheduled in Ashland, Kentucky, and Williamson, West Virginia, on Monday, with visits in West Virginia and Ohio on Tuesday.

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

Her husband, ex-President Bill Clinton, is set to attend public events Tuesday in Morehead, Lexington and Louisville.

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