GOP to host dinner, Capito, Carmichael

By Beth Sergent -

POINT PLEASANT — The Mason County GOP faithful will gather for fellowship, food and a chance to meet with some of their representatives, this Thursday, March 16.

The Mason County Republican Dinner will start at 6 p.m. and be held at the American Legion Post #23 in Point Pleasant. Expected to attend, are U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, West Virginia Senate President Sen. Mitch Carmichael and possibly U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins. Jenkins’ appearance will hinge on whether or not the house is in session in Washington, D.C., according to Mike Shaw of the Mason County Republican Executive Committee.

The committee is hosting the event which will include a dinner of baked steak or baked chicken, vegetables and salad. Tickets are $10 each and everyone is welcome to attend. Miles Epling, former county commissioner and current commander of the American Legion Post #23, will be the master of ceremonies.

Its certainly been a busy year for Capito, Jenkins and Carmichael. Both Capito and Jenkins were recently with President Donald J. Trump when he signed a resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act to overturn President Obama’s final anti-coal regulation known as the Stream Protection Rule.

This week, Carmichael, along with senate and house Republicans, unveiled the Legislature’s approach to balance the state’s budget by controlling government spending and avoiding what they called “massive tax increases on struggling West Virginians.”

For advance tickets, call Jacob Hill at 304-593-2404.

By Beth Sergent

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