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Guest column/Candidate looking forward to debate on issues

June 10, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

As a constituent of U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Marietta, I, too, was disappointed to hear the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics report that outlined only 69,000 additional jobs added last month nationally and that our nation's unemployment rate has increased to 8.2 percent. You don't have to be an economist to see the effects unemployment has had on our area. Drive north or south on state Route 7 and look at the abandoned steel factories that once represented a robust economic manufacturing hub - their only remaining value being sold for scrap.

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