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Three Dems to Participate in West Virginia Gubernatorial Forum

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Three Democratic candidates for West Virginia governor have agreed to participate in a forum next month.

The state Democratic Party says candidates Jim Justice, Booth Goodwin and Jeff Kessler will take part in the forum on April 16.

A statement released by the party says more details will be released at a later date.

Justice said in a statement Monday that he hopes Goodwin and Kessler “are ready to talk turkey at this debate about who can truly create jobs and bring companies to invest in West Virginia.”

Justice is the billionaire owner of the Greenbrier Resort. Goodwin resigned as U.S. attorney in Charleston in December to run for governor. Kessler is the state Senate minority leader.

The Democratic primary is May 10.