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Senate candidates address opioids, gun control, other hot topics in Southern West Virginia forum


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Don Blankenship, left, Patrick Morrisey and Thomas Willis, Republican candidates for U.S. Senate, have a conversation together during the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Meet the Candidates event at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center.
(Register-Herald photo by Rick Barbero)

BECKLEY, W.Va. — The opioid crisis, reproductive rights, gun control and school safety were key issues addressed Tuesday morning by candidates for the national primary elections in May, during the “Meet the Candidates” breakfast at Raleigh County Convention Center.

Hosted by the Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce, the breakfast gave local residents an opportunity to hear candidates address the audience and to answer questions posed by a media panel.

In the Republican primary race for U.S. Senate, five of the six candidates spoke of their political positions and credentials.

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