FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. (WVVA) The Democratic nominee in the Governor’s race hit the campaign trail on Friday in Fayette County.
Ben Salango toured restaurants and other small businesses in Fayetteville to learn more about what their biggest issues are in the pandemic. He said CARES funding seems to a big issue for many, referencing the 1.25 billion in relief funds from the federal government.
“The money is not getting out there. 150 million was reserved for small businesses but they haven’t seen a penny of it,” said Salango in an interview with WVVA News.
Salango also addressed the ongoing water crisis in Page-Kincaid during the visit, saying the Governor needs to take action to help bring clean water to the region.
Earlier in the day, Salango held a roundtable discussion with coal miners. The candidate recently received the endorsement of the United Mine Workers.