Here in coal country, voters don’t seem to like the Republican gubernatorial contender, Ken Cuccinelli II, much better than the Democrat, Terry McAuliffe.
Oct. 21, 2013 The Alpha Natural Resources equipment storage area in Wise, Va., houses rows of dormant mining equipment. Amid the struggling businesses and flattened mountaintops strip-mined decades ago, antipathy toward Democrats and what’s known locally as their “war on coal” is stronger here than just about anywhere else in the country. Still, voters don’t seem to like the Republican gubernatorial candidate, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II, much better than they like the Democrat, Terry McAuliffe. Ryan Stone/For The Washington Post Buy Photo