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Coal industry funds WV Senate president’s PAC’s PR efforts on public employees strike

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN

Charleston Gazette-Mail

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Nobody paid more to fund GOP Senate President Mitch Carmichael’s public relations campaign on the 2018 teacher and school service personnel strike than West Virginia’s largest coal producer.

Murray Energy Corp.’s $72,000 donation was one of many that companies and individuals within the coal and chemical industries made to the West Virginia’s Future PAC.

As election day approaches, the Carmichael-aligned PAC has been working to disburse the message that Republicans in the Legislature are to thank for a teacher and state worker pay raise and a booming economy.

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