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Former U.S. Senate candidate from West Virginia leaving democratic party

Former U.S. Senate candidate from West Virginia leaving democratic party (Courtesy: WSAZ)
Former U.S. Senate candidate from West Virginia leaving democratic party (Courtesy: WSAZ)(WDTV)
Published: Jul. 20, 2021 at 10:05 AM EDT
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CHARLESTON, W.Va (WDTV) - Former U.S. Senate candidate from West Virginia Paula Jean Swearengin announced Thursday that she is leaving the democratic party.

In a tweet, Swearengin wrote that she can’t support racism or the party ignoring Appalachian children.

In 2018, Swearengin lost in the primary election to current U.S. Senator Joe Manchin. Her campaign was focused on working toward a diverse economy and and making Medicare available to everyone.

Swearengin plans to announce the next steps in her political career soon.

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