Last updated: July 18. 2013 1:10PM - 69 Views
Martha Sparks
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The Logan County Republican Executive Committee will meet this afternoon from 4-6 p.m. at the Logan Area Public Library. The meeting is to select delegates to attend the state convention in August.

“We urge all Logan County registered Republicans to attend,” said spokesman Chad Story. “This is the county convention and is county-wide. This is for all registered Republicans who want to attend the state convention on August 4 at 1 p.m. in Beckley.”

Story said it was going to be a very good year for Republicans in the General Election in November.

“We have an opportunity to win the presidency, the governor’s seat and especially the attorney general’s seat,” said Story. “We have strong candidates from the top to the bottom.”

Story said Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Maloney would be a great governor.

“He has some great ideas,” said Story. “He has worked for the coal companies for 30 or 40 years, and he knows the inside and outside of a company.”

Story acknowledged that future of mining of coal doesn’t look too promising right now.

“We have the war on coal from President Obama and the EPA and we have the environmentalists who are over reaching,” said Story. “The Republicans want an “all of the above” approach to energy and we definitely have to use coal, especially for West Virginia. We are all dependent on the taxes of coal.”

Story said that a lot of people say the fight for coal is not political, but that we have to fight it politically.

“You have the environmentalists and an over reaching agency that is formed by the Legislative branch. We have to fight back,” said Story. “We just can’t sit back and be silent.”

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