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Democrat Jim Justice to West Virginia Businesses: 'I'm You'

Jim Justice

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jim Justice has told a group of business leaders that he wants voters in November to look at his history of hard work when making their decisions at the polls.

Justice spoke at the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s annual business meeting Thursday at The Greenbrier Resort, which Justice owns.

Justice told his audience that he owns 102 businesses, including coal and agricultural interests. He says “I’m you. I’m just plain you.”

Justice says voters who question how he can be governor with his other commitments should know he’s very organized.

Justice says his Republican opponent, state Senate President Bill Cole, doesn’t have the experience, the expertise or the contacts to be a successful governor.

Cole spoke at the meeting later Thursday.