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The race for West Virginia representation in the U.S. Senate is firing up, in more ways than one.

In the first television advertisement released for the West Virginia Senate race, Secretary of State Natalie Tennant shuts off power to the White House, explaining that she will stand up for coal jobs in West Virginia, while those in Washington support the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power plan.

The Tennant campaign said the ad is expected to reach about 75 percent of voters in the state.

Amy Graham, spokesperson for U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, said Tennant isn’t fooling anyone into thinking she doesn’t support President Barack Obama’s “war on coal.”

Tennant’s campaign said the ad itself “sends an even bolder statement, with a powerful message that Tennant is an independent leader who will buck her party and stand up for President Obama to fight for West Virginia coal jobs.”

Graham said before Tennant ran for Senate, she “never once challenged Obama and there’s no question the only message West Virginians can count on Natalie Tennant getting to Obama in the Senate is one of the strong support for his liberal, anti-coal agenda.”

In the ad, Tennant mentions her endorsement from U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., saying he has said Tennant is a “proven leader.”

Her campaign also points to her release of a Coal and Energy Jobs Agenda, they say is designed to “protect West Virginia coal jobs and spur investments in advanced coal technology that will keep coal competitive for years to come.”

With coal surrounding much of the campaign, Capito is set to testify on a proposed greenhouse gas rule for existing coal-fired power plants on July 29, the day after Tennant’s ad was released.

The EPA is holding public hearings in four cities including Washington, D.C., where Capito is testifying on the proposed rule.

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