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West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice will seek second term

By TINA ALVEY

The Register-Herald

Governor Jim Justice talks about the budget at the announcement of his intention to run for re-election in 2020 at the White Sulphur Springs Civic Center in White Sulphur Springs Monday.
(Register-Herald photo by Jenny Harnish)
Governor Jim Justice poses with the Greenbrier East High School girls basketball team after the announcement of his intention to run for re-election in 2020 at the White Sulphur Springs Civic Center in White Sulphur Springs Monday.
(Register-Herald photo by Jenny Harnish)

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va.  — Just two days ahead of his third State of the State Address, Gov. Jim Justice announced that he has decided to seek a second term in office.

“I’m announcing officially right now my candidacy to run to be re-elected as your governor in 2020,” Justice proclaimed Monday morning at the conclusion of a 30-minute campaign event in the White Sulphur Springs Civic Center.

He said he chose the former high school gymnasium as the site for the announcement because “This is us. This is West Virginia. This is America.”

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