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WEST VIRGINIA COAL ASSOCIATION ENDORSES SENATOR MANCHIN FOR RE-ELECTION

History of standing up for coal industry, miners and their families secures endorsement

Charleston, W.Va. –The West Virginia Coal Association has officially endorsed Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) for re-election to U.S. Senate in the Nov. 6 general election.

“Senator Joe Manchin recognizes the important role West Virginia’s coal industry plays in keeping the state’s economy strong, and he has proven time and time again that he is willing to fight for not only the industry but West Virginia miners and their families,” Said Bill Raney, president of the West Virginia Coal Association. “That is why West Virginians For Coal continues to endorse him for re-election.”

The West Virginia Coal Association is a trade association representing more than 90 percent of the state’s surface and underground coal mine production. Its purpose is to have a unified voice representing West Virginia’s coal industry and is dedicated to safeguarding, protecting and advancing the coal industry.

“I am very honored to receive the endorsement of the West Virginia Coal Association, who represents our mining companies across our great state,” said Senator Joe Manchin. “I want to thank Bill Raney, his staff and all the members for their continued support and trust in me to keep standing up to the EPA and fighting for coal . We must continue to use the abundant and affordable coal we have as a resource to make this nation independent and secure.”