Murray Energy Corp.

Coal CEO Robert Murray is back in the news for blaming a round of layoffs on Obama's victory. What was Romney doing allying himself with him?

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Bob Murray has made his first public response to my new article describing the pressure he puts on employees to give to Republican candidates.

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On August 14, several hundred coal miners joined Mitt Romney at the Century Mine near Bealsville, Ohio, to cheer the Republican nominee as he denounced a “war on coal” by the Obama administration. Two weeks later, an official of the company that owns the mine, Murray Energy Corp. (which has given more than $900,000 to Republican candidates in the last two years, far more than any other coal company) admitted that the miners were not all there by choice. “Attendance at the Romney event was mandatory,” Rob Moore, the chief financial officer of Murray Energy told radio host David Blomquist.

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