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Gore, Bush set stops in West Virginia


Friday, November 03, 2000

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Vice President Al Gore and Texas Gov. George W. Bush both plan to make campaign stops in West Virginia this weekend.

Gore’s stop brings him to the nearby Tri-State Airport on Saturday.

Local Democratic party officials are making plans to attend their candidate’s rally.

Lawrence County Democrat headquarters has about 2,000 tickets to the event available, which people must have in order to get in, officials said.

Tickets are free and can be picked up at Democrat headquarters today and early Saturday. The headquarters is located on Fourth Street in Ironton, across the street from the Briggs Lawrence County Public Library.

The headquarters also plans to operate shuttle buses to Gore’s campaign stop. For information, visit the office.

Bush, the GOP presidential nominee, and his wife, Laura, will participate in a 7:30 p.m. rally Friday at Morgantown High School, the campaign announced Thursday.

Bush’s mother, former First Lady Barbara Bush, will attend a rally Sunday afternoon at McCutcheon Auctioneers in Parkersburg, said John McCutcheon, the director of Bush’s West Virginia campaign. The exact time has not been decided.

The Texas governor previously visited Charleston and Huntington. His running mate, Dick Cheney, has visited Clarksburg and Weirton. Bush’s father, former President George Bush, visited Bluefield Monday.

Gore will make his second campaign stop in West Virginia on Saturday when he is scheduled to attend an 11 a.m. rally at the Tri-State Airport in Kenova, Democratic party officials said Wednesday.

It will be Gore’s second visit to West Virginia in about a week’s time. During Saturday’s stop, Gore is expected to talk about prescription drugs benefits, Social Security and education. Gore participated in a rally last Friday at the state Capitol.