By JAKE ZUCKERMAN
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An octogenarian Democratic lawmaker filed to run for Congress in West Virginia’s 3rd District on Thursday.
Delegate Shirley Love, D-Fayette, entered the race for a seat vacated by Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., who is running for the U.S. Senate.
After filing, Love, 84, said if he wins the seat, he’d do all he can to revive the coal industry from Washington, D.C.
While data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows employment rates in the coal sector have dropped off heavily since 2012, Love pointed to a recent uptick over the past year as a positive sign for the troubled industry.
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