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Morgantown’s Met Theatre manager discusses hosting West Virginia GOP candidates Fox News debate


The Dominion Post

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  — By this time next week, we’ll know who won the Republican primary seeking one of two West Virginia seats in the U.S. Senate — Evan Jenkins, Patrick Morrisey or Don Blankenship.

But according to Joe Kaehler, longtime manager of the Morgantown Metropolitan Theatre, we already know who won when the trio traded jabs at the theatre Tuesday during a nationally televised debate.

“The huge winner out of all of this was Morgantown. They showed great views of the city. They showed the theatre, which looked spectacular on TV. They had 56 rooms reserved in local hotels. They were here for four days and probably dropped $100,000 while they were in town,” Kaehler said. “What’s the downside?”

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