WEST VIRGINIA

What’d You Expect?

Tennant slams new EPA regulations.

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Sept. 23, 2013, 7:30 a.m.

Sec­ret­ary of State Nat­alie Ten­nant (D) again split with the Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion over their policy on coal, re­leas­ing a cri­tique of the EPA’s new guidelines on car­bon emis­sions on Fri­day and vow­ing to take on lead­ers in her own party to rem­edy them. Ten­nant, in a state­ment: “Yet again, Pres­id­ent Obama has taken dir­ect aim at West Vir­gin­ia’s coal in­dustry. This pro­posed reg­u­la­tion would ef­fect­ively pro­hib­it the con­struc­tion of any new coal-fired plants. This reg­u­la­tion is bad for West Vir­gin­ia coal miners, their fam­il­ies and com­munit­ies across the coal fields.” (The Hill)

GET­TING PER­SON­AL. Rep. Shel­ley Moore Capito (R-02) slammed Ten­nant last week, call­ing her cam­paign rol­lout “‘vin­dict­ive’ and ‘neg­at­ive’”. Capito: “I’ve got a lot go­ing on here and I’ve been do­ing this a long time. So I’m go­ing to stick with my strategy. I al­ways take the high road.”

Capito said that the two know each oth­er well but wouldn’t char­ac­ter­ize their re­la­tion­ship. Capito de­feated Ten­nant’s hus­band in a House race in 2004. (Politico)

BAD TIM­ING. With the Fed­er­al Elec­tion Com­mis­sion’s third quarter dead­line end­ing this week­end, Ten­nant has just a week to raise some ser­i­ous cash. Capito had more than $2.8 mil­lion on hand at the end of June. Those re­ports are due on Oct. 15. (Char­le­ston Gaz­ette)
Sarah Mimms

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