Demo­crat gov­er­nor joins Repub­li­cans

Ottawa Sun - - NEWS - — The Associated Press

HUNT­ING­TON, W. Va. — West Vir­ginia Gov. Jim Jus­tice an­nounced Thurs­day he’s switch­ing par­ties to join Repub­li­cans as Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump vis­ited the in­creas­ingly con­ser­va­tive state.

Jus­tice told about 9,000 Trump sup­port­ers at a rally in Hunt­ing­ton that he’d change his reg­is­tra­tion Fri­day.

He re­cently vis­ited the White House twice with pro­pos­als on man­u­fac­tur­ing and coal, nei­ther he nor Trump are politi­cians and they both ran to get some­thing done, he said.

“This man is a good man. He’s got a back­bone. He’s got real ideas,” Jus­tice said. “He cares about Amer­ica. He cares about us in West Vir­ginia.”

Trump said they spoke a few weeks ago about work­ing to­gether to open coal mines and cre­ate jobs in fur­ni­ture man­u­fac­tur­ing and other forms of man­u­fac­tur­ing. “But Gov. Jus­tice did some­thing else very im­por­tant tonight. He showed the coun­try that our agenda rises above left or right.”

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