Bluefield Daily Telegraph – Republican Chandler Swope and Democrat Rockwell “Rocky” Seay are vying Nov. 8 for the Senate District 6 seat in southern West Virginia. Read
Both men met last week with members of the Daily Telegraph’s editorial board, and presented largely opposing views on issues ranging from Right to Work, the repeal of the state’s prevailing wage, how to solve the state’s budget crisis and turnpike tolls. The two men did find some common ground when questioned about ways to advance the King Coal Highway and the Hatfield-McCoy Trail. But the largely cordial editorial board session later erupted into an argument over negative advertising as both men prepared to leave the session.
Swope took exception to what he called untrue allegations made by Seay, who is alleging in political advertisement that Swope once hired foreign labor instead of local workers at a Swope Construction Company job. Swope denies those claims, and brought paperwork from the Department of Labor that Swope said refuted the allegations by Seay.
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