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Campaign Trails: Raese kicks off Save Coal tour

Jul. 27, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

RAESE CAMPAIGNING: John Raese, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, announced he is kicking off a Save Coal tour at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 31, at the Stirrat Community Church parking lot, which is located on W.Va. 44 S. 15 miles south of Logan. The church is near the Stirrat mine, which Alpha Natural Resources announced it will close, according to the campaign.

Raese also recently received an endorsement from the the West Virginians for Life Political Action Committee, the state PAC for West Virginians for Life, an anti-abortion group.

FARM BUREAU ENDORSEMENTS: The West Virginia Farm PAC announced the following endorsements for the 2012 general election: President: Mitt Romney (R); U.S. House of Representatives, District 1: David McKinley (R); 2nd District: Shelley Moore Capito (R); U.S. House of Representatives; 3rd District: Rick Snuffer (R); Supreme Court of Appeals: Allen Loughry (R); John Yoder (R); Commissioner of Agriculture: Kent Leonhardt (R); Attorney General: Patrick Morrissey (R); Secretary of State: Brian Savilla (R).

SENATE ENDORSEMENTS: District 4: Mitch Carmichael (R); District 5: Bob Plymale (D); District 6: Mark Wills (D).

HOUSE OF DELEGATES ENDORSEMENTS: DISTRICT 13: Brady Paxton (D); District 14: Jim Butler (R) District 15: Troy Andes (R); District 16: Kevin Craig (D), Carol Miller (R), Jim Morgan (D); District 17: Dale Stephens (D); Doug Reynolds (D) District 18: Kelly Sobonya (R); District 22: Josh Stowers (D).

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