And it's not just the industry that doesn't have a whole lot of swing-state numbers–it's coal country as a whole.
We talk a lot about "coal country" as if it's a major swath of the country and a trove of swing-state votes, but it really isn't.
Wherein the magazine does a decent job of adding up all the swing-state chatter and sorting out who needs to win what.
Two weeks out, swing-state papers are jumping into the deadlocked presidential race.
The key to this confidence, of course, is a cascade of swing-state polls.
The impact of super PACs on swing-state Senate races is particularly pronounced.
But while they can quibble with figures, the overall lay of the swing-state land is clear.