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Both presidential candidates are trying to appeal to voters concerned about U.S. energy prices — an issue that's becoming a centerpiece of the race to win Virginia.

In the most recent presidential debate, both candidates got heated when discussing energy policy. Mitt Romney accused the Obama Administration of hurting the economy in coal country, while the president focused on his attempts to clean up the way dirty coal is burned.

On Friday while speaking at George Mason University in Fairfax, Obama used a new line of attack, claiming Romney has a selective memory, or as he called it, Romnesia, which he used to attack Romney on coal policy.

"If you say that you're a champion of the coal industry, when you were governor you stood in front of a coal plant and said this plant will kill you! You've got some Romnesia," said Obama.

Romney is also ramping up his effort to court voters in coal country. His campaign is trying to use soaring energy prices as a way to galvanize voters. His son Matt will be speaking in Virginia's coal country today, and he has a new ad up attacking the president's energy policy.

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