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Lane Receives Endorsement Of WV Coal Association's Political Action Committee

Reported: Mar. 20, 2014 5:27 PM EDT
Updated: Mar. 20, 2014 5:47 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Heath Harrison) – The political action committee of the West Virginia Coal Association has voted to endorse Charlotte Lane in the Republican primary race in West Virginia’s 2nd Congressional district.

West Virginians for Coal announced its endorsement of Lane on Thursday.

Lane, a former International Trade Commissioner under President George W. Bush, is running to fill the seat being vacated by Republican U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito.

Lane is the past chair of the West Virginia Public Service Commission and served in the West Virginia House of Delegates representing Kanawha County.

Lane vowed to take on the White House and the policies of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

“Having dedicated my entire adult life to standing up for coal and West Virginia jobs, I feel extremely humbled and affirmed by this endorsement. Obama and his EPA have no regard for the good people or the economy of this state," Lane said in a news release.

Lane faces Alex Mooney, Steve Harrison, Ron Walters, Jr., Jim Moss, Ken Reed and Robert Fluharty in the May 13 Republican primary.



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