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CHARLESTON, WV – The Capito for West Virginia campaign announces Senator Shelley Moore Capito received the endorsement of the West Virginia Coal Association.

“The members of the West Virginia Coal Association are proud to endorse Senator Shelley Moore Capito for reelection,” said Senior Vice President Chris Hamilton. “Senator Capito has been our partner in Washington rolling back burdensome regulations and cutting taxes. She has also stood with our miners to protect their safety, pensions and health benefits.”

Senator Capito released the following statement, “Coal is the bedrock of our state. I’m grateful to have the support of the members of the West Virginia Coal Association. I look forward to working with them to rebuild our economy.”


The West Virginia Coal Association represents active mining companies that account for over ninety percent of the state’s total coal production along with mining equipment manufacturers, land companies, mine reclamation and environmental companies, mine suppliers and vendors. The West Virginia Coal Association’s  mining operations are the safest and most technologically advanced found anywhere in the world and the industry collectively accounts for a significant part of West Virginia’s economy and overall economic health.

Senator Capito also has the backing of the United Mine Workers of America, West Virginia Trucking Association, HuntPAC, West Virginia Healthcare Association, West Virginia Automobile and Truck Dealers Association, West Virginia Manufacturers Association and ABC West Virginia in supporting Capito’s reelection.

Capito has previously been endorsed by Ambassador Nikki Haley, Congressman David McKinley, Congressman Alex Mooney, Congresswoman Carol Miller, Auditor JB McCuskey, Agriculture Commissioner Kent Leonhardt and Attorney General Patrick Morrisey. The overwhelming majority of the Republican members of the state legislature, led by Senate President Mitch Carmichael and Speaker Roger Hanshaw, offered their support to Capito’s reelection campaign. Republican National Committee Members, Kayla Kessinger and Larry Pack, are backing Capito. The West Virginia Federation of College Republicans was the first group to endorse Capito after she announced her reelection campaign earlier this year.

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