The City of Logan is set to host the West Virginia Democratic Party on Saturday for a state-wide political rally.
Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and the West Virginia Democratic Party will host a “West Virginia is Not For Sale” Democratic Unity Event to rally and mobilize West Virginians for victory in November. The event is open to the public.
In attendance will be: Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, Secretary of State and U.S. Senate candidate Natalie Tennant, Congressman Nick Rahall and WV Democratic Party Chair Larry Puccio.
The event will be held at the City of Logan Fire Department, next to City Hall on Dingess Street. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. and the celebration will begin at 10. There will be music and water for attendees. There may also be food, according to coordinators.
WV Democratic Party Member Daniel van Hoogstraten said the rally is a chance to fight Republican money from outside the state. He says money from places like Wall Street and the Koch brothers is flooding in an attempting to influence W.Va. elections.
van Hoogstraten says this is a chance for the Democratic Party to stand up and rally voters with the message that “West Virginia is not for sale.”
The event is being held in Logan for a reason. Logan and other communities in southern West Virginia are incredibly important in the upcoming election.
For more information on the rally or the West Virginia Democratic Party, visit their Facebook page or their website at wvdemocrats.com
(Karissa Blackburn is a reporter for the Logan Banner. She can be reached at 304-784-7329 or on Twitter at @kblackb2)