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Warren making campaign stop Friday in Kermit

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren will begin a weekend of campaigning with a visit to the Kermit Fire and Rescue Station on Friday.

Warren, who is in her second term representing Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate, will take part in a “community conversation” beginning at 10:30 a.m.

The senator on Wednesday unveiled her proposal for addressing the opioid crisis, including $100 billion for addiction and prevention services. She introduced the Comprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency Act alongside Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md.

Kermit gained nationwide attention following reports of millions of pain pills being sent to the town with a population of fewer than 400 people.

The Warren campaign also has stops on Friday planned in Chillicothe, Ohio, and Columbus. Warren has an event scheduled for Saturday in Cincinnati.

The West Virginia Republican Party will hold a voter registration drive Friday morning at Giovanni’s of Kermit in response to Warren’s visit.

“We must continue to be brave and stand with President Trump against the attacks from liberals, like Elizabeth Warren, and the media,” the party wrote on Facebook. “The 2020 election cycle is here, and we must register Republicans and like-minded Democrats and Independents who support President Trump!”

According to a Monmouth University Polling Institute survey released Thursday, former Vice President Joe Biden leads the crowded field of Democratic presidential candidates in New Hampshire with 36% of voters supporting him, followed by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (18%), South Bend Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg (9%), Warren (8%) and California Sen. Kamala Harris (6%). Warren ranked as the top second choice with 15% of voters selecting her.

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