The United Mine Workers of America has endorsed billionaire businessman Jim Justice (D-Lewisburg) to be the next governor of West Virginia, according to media reports.
The announcement came at an event in Charleston Thursday afternoon.
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Cecil Roberts and gubernatorial candidate Jim Justice address crowd of UMWA miners. pic.twitter.com/woNl7PKAhM
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Media reported the endorsement came as a unanimous decision because the union felt Justice could bring coal mining jobs back to the state.
Justice’s main challenger for the Democratic nomination is state Sen. Jeff Kessler.