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Dem. Governor Not Sure About Voting for Obama

10:14 AM, May 2, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
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West Virginia's Democratic governor, Earl Ray Tomblin, is not sure who he will vote for in November.

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"I do not believe that either candidate has a real understanding of what is important to West Virginia," Tomblin said, according to the Charleston Daily Mail.

Tomblin expressed concern over President Obama's policies. "President Obama has apparently made it his mission to drive the backbone of West Virginia's economy, coal and the energy industry, out of business," the Democratic governor said. "That will not only hurt thousands of West Virginia families, it will destroy the economic fabric of our state."

The article also brings up the fact that West Virginia's junior senator, Joe Manchin, remains undecided about who he'll vote for in November. "I am just waiting for it to play out. I am not jumping in one way or another," Manchin said last month. "I'm worried about me. I've said it's not a team sport. You need to go out and work for yourself." 

The Daily Mail ads: "The chief policy albatrosses from the Obama White House for West Virginia Democrats are environmental regulations targeting the coal industry, particularly regulations to curb mountaintop removal mining and emissions from coal-fired power plants. There is also the national health care reform law, which publicly available polling has found to be unpopular in the state."

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