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Time, Location Set for West Virginia Gubernatorial Forum


The West Virginia Democratic Party has announced the time and location for a forum involving the three Democratic candidates for West Virginia governor.

The party on Wednesday announced the event will be held at 11 a.m. on April 16 at the Charleston Civic Center.

Candidates Jim Justice, Booth Goodwin and Jeff Kessler will take part in the forum less than a month before the May 10 primary. It’s the first event that will feature the open race’s full Democratic field.

Justice is a billionaire coal and agriculture businessman and the 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.

State Senate President Bill Cole, R-Mercer, is unopposed in the Republican primary for governor.