UMWA TV spots supporting Manchin start in West Virginia


OCTOBER 18, 2018


Digital effort for Manchin and Ojeda also launched

[CHARLESTON, W.VA.] Television spots sponsored by the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) began running today on broadcast and cable outlets in four West Virginia media markets in support of the re-election of U.S. Senator Joe Manchin. The $360,000 buy was reserved last May.

In addition to the TV spots, the union this week began a digital campaign in support of Manchin and State Senator Richard Ojeda, who is running for the U.S. House in West Virginia’s 3rd District.

“UMWA members and all coal miners have no better friend in the Senate than Joe Manchin,” UMWA International President Cecil E. Roberts said. “He led the fight in the U.S. Senate to preserve health care for 22,600 retirees, and he is leading the fight to preserve our retirees’ pensions. And contrary to what some say, the truth is that Joe Manchin has fought harder than anyone in Washington to preserve coal jobs and coal communities.

“Richard Ojeda comes from a long line of UMWA members, and he is a decorated combat veteran.  He understands the tremendous issues facing active and retired coal miners and their communities. He is part and parcel of those communities, and his take-no-prisoners approach is exactly the kind of attitude that is needed in Washington these days. We are proud to support him.”

The TV spots can be seen here: