Maloney-Raese Talk Business
Republican hopefuls Bill Maloney and John Raese promoted their business experience during separate speeches at the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s annual business summit Friday.
Maloney takes on Governor Earl Ray Tomblin in the November election while Raese has a rematch against U.S. Senator Joe Manchin.
Maloney told the crowd the election offers a clear choice when it comes to business experience.
“Do you want 40 years in politics or my last 32 years in business?“ Maloney asked.
The Morgantown resident also continued on a campaign theme of criticizing Tomblin.
“It’s just got to stop,“ Maloney said. “We must elect a governor who is not afraid of Obama and will take concrete actions to keep West Virginians working.“
Senate candidate Raese told the Chamber members his plan to fix the economy is based on four factors.
“We have to spend less. We have to tax less. We have to borrow less and we have to regulate less,“ Raese said.
The Morgantown Republican criticized West Virginia’s current U.S. senators for their recent tax vote with the President.
“It’s that good for business? No. But what it is good for—it’s good for Joe Manchin. It’s good for Jay Rockefeller because they’re called brownie points with Barack Obama,“ Raese said.