LOGAN, W.Va. — Election day is drawing nearer and the political rhetoric surrounding local, state and national elections is starting to heat up, and sure sign of the increasing action is the opening of local party headquarters.
In a seemingly unprecedented turn this year, two headquarters supporting the republican candidate for president, Donald Trump, have been opened in the city of Logan.
The Logan County Republican Executive Committee has opened a headquarters on Dingess Street.
The republican headquarters officially supports republican candidates up and down the ballot from Donald Trump to Bill Cole and from Aaron Stone to Jordan Bridges.
A press release from the group states the building will will be open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until after the election.
The facility will also serve as an outlet for campaign materials and a forum for candidates and like-minded conservatives.
Janice Stone, a member of the Logan County Republican Executive Committee, was quoted as saying, “We are excited to open a campaign headquarters to help elect republicans this November such as Donald Trump, Bill Cole, republicans to the Board of Public Works, Evan Jenkins, as well sending Jordan Bridges and Aaron Stone to the West Virginia Legislature. Our party has grown so much and it is because our pro-coal, conservative message is resonating with the people of our great state, in particular southern West Virginia.”
A political action committee (PAC) has opened a headquarters on Water Street which reportedly supports voters’ option to vote their conscience regardless of party affiliation.
The Miners Dig It PAC officially supports Donald Trump; however, signs in the building also support democrat candidates like gubernatorial candidate Jim Justice, house incumbent candidate Ralph Rodighiero and senate candidate Richard Ojeda.
Rick Abraham, with Miners Dig It PAC, noted their headquarters is supporting Jim Justice over Bill Cole because of Justice’s work in the mining industry.
Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]