‘A Battle Cry From Appalachia’: Progressive Paula Jean Swearengin Wins US Senate Primary in West Virginia
“This campaign has always been about the movement for a better future,” said the victorious Democrat who ran on Medicare for All and a Green New Deal.
A coal miner’s daughter and granddaughter with a progressive vision for West Virginia won the state’s Democratic primary for a U.S. Senate race Tuesday and will now work to oust Republican incumbent Sen. Shelley Moore Capito in November.
“This movement is a battle cry from Appalachia and for people across this country,” Paula Jean Swearengin said in a statement after her victory. “West Virginians are done waiting for politicians to do the right thing. The people of this state are ready to return our government to one of, by, and for the people.”
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