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McConnell: Clinton Sees Miners As "Statistics"

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Top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell is going on the attack over Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton's admission that her policies would "put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business."

McConnell, of coal-rich Kentucky, referred to Clinton's remarks at Sunday night's candidate forum and said Clinton and her fellow Democrats view coal miners as "just statistics, just the cost of doing business."

McConnell cited "boasting from the highest ranks of the Democratic Party" but didn't refer to Clinton by name.

Clinton made her remarks as she touted her plans to bring renewable energy projects into coal country to try to replace lost mining jobs.