Senate Debate Canceled
A planned debate between candidates for the West Virginia State Senate from the 2nd Senatorial District has been canceled.
The event, sponsored by the Wetzel Chronicle and Tyler Star News, had been scheduled for 7-8 p.m. Monday at West Virginia Northern Community College in New Martinsville.
Initially, the two candidates, incumbent state Sen. Charles Clements, R-Wetzel, and challenger Denny Longwell, a Democrat, had agreed to participate in the event. However, Longwell has informed the newspapers that he will not be available to participate in the debate. In an email message, he stated that he “will be focusing full-time on door to door canvassing with my message. I am sorry for any inconvenience but I must utilize my time in the best possible manner to promote my vision for the citizens of the Second District. They deserve that from me.”