Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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October 12, 2012

Allen makes campaign swing through SW Virginia

RICHLANDS, Va. — A crowd of more than 150 people came out to the V&V Restaurant parking lot for a noon meet and greet with George Allen, Virginia Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate. Allen’s Richlands stop marked the third during his coalfield-region tour with earlier visits to Clintwood, Va., and Grundy, Va.

“Coal means jobs,” Allen said in Richlands, and added that a Dickenson County official said: “Southwest Virginia lives or dies on the outcome of this election.” Allen talked about the so-called “War on Coal,” and said: “In Virginia, we’re in the eye of this storm.”

State Delegate James W. “Will” Morefield, R-Tazewell, and U.S. Rep. Morgan Griffith, R-Va., each addressed the audience. Morgan questioned how anyone could live in this part of the country, “and not be fighting the Obama administration’s war on coal,” he said.

For more of the remarks from Allen, Morgan and Morefield, see Saturday’s edition of the Bluefield Daily Telegraph.


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