Trump, Phillips events planned
by Ron Gregory
Charleston — Coal miners support for the re-election of President Trump is scheduled to kick off tomorrow (Wednesday) in Charleston. Meanwhile, 7th District State Senate candidate Republican Rupie Phillips has scheduled a meet-and-greet tonight in Chapmanville.
The West Virginia Republican Party and the West Virginia Coal Association will hold a joint press conference at Amherst Madison (formerly Madison Coal & Supply Company) in Charleston, at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday to announce the Coal Miners for Trump Coalition in West Virginia. The location is near Campbell’s Creek at 2 Port Amherst Drive.
Officials of the state Republican party and the West Virginia Coal Association will appear. Others expected are Congressman Alex Mooney, retired West Virginia University football Coach Don Nehlen, elected officials, West Virginia coal miners, and ancillary coal industry employees.
This event is outdoors, and will require face masks, temperature checks and adherence to social distancing guidelines. Participants are urged to arrive before 2:30 p.m. to provide adequate time for check-in requirements.
The event will take place on a coal barge with limited space. All guests are required to confirm their attendance via email to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot on the barge.
Senate candidate Phillips will welcome guests outside at the Logan Country Club beginning at 6 p.m., today.
Phillips is a candidate to replace Democrat Paul Hardesty, who decided not to seek re-election.
Phillips said all applicable Covid-19 recommendations will be observed.