EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSTEA PARTY RALLY
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Reported by: Kallie Cart
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Reported: Apr. 15, 2012 4:13 PM EDT
Updated: Apr. 15, 2012 4:50 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
Members of the Metro Valley Tea Party filled the grounds of the West Virginia State Capitol Sunday afternoon for their Freedom Rally.
The members, from coal miners to people running for office, gathered to discuss issues that they say are important in this election year.
They say one major concern is that West Virginia is in last place for technology and economy, even-though they think the state has the tools to be number one.
Members also say it's important for citizens to get involved in their government.
"We want citizens to be involved in politics because politics affects your life every single day, whether your pumping your gas or getting laid off, " says Donna Holstine.
The other big issue discussed at the rally were the over-regulations which Tea Party members say are killing the coal industry.
Meanwhile, Democrats got together throughout West Virginia on Saturday to nominate their county representatives. Those representatives will go on to the State Democratic Convention, which will be held at the Charleston Civic Center June 8th and 9th.
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