The Race for US Senate is on in WV

A West Virginia coal miner who called out presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on her comments to the coal industry during a 2016 election event said he will run for the U.S. Senate.

Bo Copley, 40, announced his intentions on Tuesday to enter the 2018 race on the Republican ticket.

“I’m the only candidate which has a policy about how to bring economic opportunity using clean renewable energy as the key into coal country”  “Because we’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business, right?” were Clinton’s remarks at the March 2016 event.

Clinton is now calling it a “misstatement.”

The Dingess native, Copley, has been laid off since September 2015.

In order for him to race against  U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va he will first have to win the Republican primary.

U.S. Rep Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey are being considered as possible candidates to run against Copley.

 

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