RACINE, W.Va. — Democratic candidates in the upcoming November General Election will try to energize the base Monday at the 76th annual UMWA Labor Day Celebration in Boone County.

The list of speakers at the John Slack Memorial Park in Racine include Congressman Nick Rahall, U.S. Senate candidate, Secretary of State Natalie Tennant, state Treasurer John Perdue and UMWA President Cecil Roberts.

This year’s picnic comes at a struggling time for the coal industry in Boone County. Hundreds of coal miners have been given WARN notices in recent months.

Monday’s rally begins at 11:30 a.m. with opening remarks with the speeches set to start at 1 p.m.

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  • mntmanstan

    This is almost laughable that the UMWA would endorse her. She is definitely going to pull the plug. No doubt about that.

    • ddusty

      can'nt feel for miners losing jobs with UMWA making that endorsement.

  • billyed

    You will never see Capito , McKinley or the GOP representing the working middle class. They are bought, paid for and owned, by Koch bros. R. Murray D. Blankenship and other Out of State Fat Cats.

    • Pickle Barrel

      Cite your source on this. Otherwise, it's just BS.

    • Bill

      Do you have proof, or are you just blowing wind like a good democrat.

      • Dumb Liberals

        The "wind" the liberals blow comes from their rears. That's one of the reasons everything they touch, turns to crap.

        The Tennant Titanic is already 17 feet below the surface and her toilet bowl captain is dragging her down further.

  • Jesse's girl

    Think there will be another "scream in Racine?"

  • Dumb Liberals

    So the UMWA head-pigs are coming to town to attempt to gain support for the m0r0n's puppets like Tennant and Rahall. The SAME liberals who just yesterday supported and boasted of the m0r0n's destruction of the coal industry. This gala is being hosted by the thieving union heads that funneled the money their mindless followers paid in dues into the m0r0n's coffers silently, all the while stabbing their idiotic and gullible brethren in the back.

    Anyone who would attend this "last supper" need to have their heads examined.

  • thornton

    The sack race should be fun.

    • Dumb Liberals

      Can some else even get a leg in the bag with "Thunder Thighs" Tennant and her toilet bowl captain?

  • Hillbilly

    The Union could care less about the Coal Miners . The new Union base is coming across our southern border , last week the union's said they encourage illegals and welcome them to our country .Take a picture so you will remember what our once beautiful country looked like .

  • Hillbilly

    Maybe they could encourage The Slick Black Community Organizer from Chicago to come and encourage them .

    • Dumb Liberals

      Have it on a golf course and you might increase the possibility.

  • Fred

    The crooked leading the blind.


    All Losers

  • DP

    How in the world can these FOUR STOOGES energize the base??? All 4 are Obummer hacks and everyone knows (obviously not) of the Bystander/Fundraiser in Chief's position on coal!!!

  • Jim N Charleston

    I'm sure there will be wonderous words of wisdom given this lineup of inspirational speakers. Hard to believe there's not a cover charge to hear Cecil, Natalie, & Nick. Oh and John Perdue too. Now that is 4 people I'm sure vying for this year's "Warren McGraw Rant in Racine award."

    All I got
    I'm Jim N the ATL watching the Oral B 500 & its a bore

  • Pickle Barrel

    A paper tiger.

  • Molon Labe

    What a group of pinko commies.

  • arp

    The UMWA proved how stupid it is when they endorsed Obama in 2008, knowing full well from his own remarks that he intended to put the coal industry out of business. Why should anyone believe anything they say?

  • Aaron

    Are they even relevant anymore? We certainly know that Democrats aren't interested in union members who have to shower before going to bed so why bother?

    • Hop'sHip

      What? Why would Democrats not be interested in union members based on when they shower?

      • Aaron

        Ask Cecil Roberts. The quote belongs to him.

        • Aaron

          Roberts made the statement that democrats no longer care about union members who have to take a shower before going to bed shortly after proposals regarding emission reduction at existing coal fired power plants were announced.

        • Hop'sHip

          I guess I'll have to since the only occasion I found of his using that expression was with regard to the judicial system allowing Patriot Coal tO escape its pension obligations.

          • Hop'sHip

            You're right. I was kind of out-of-line. I forgot I was in the MetroNews' echo chamber.

          • James Lane


            Don't be mixing clear facts in this! We had a nice, obfuscated right wing thread going here.

    • The bookman

      I can't imagine 3 of the 4 will be well received. Pretty brave of Cecil to show IMO.