Jay '08 Campaign Button

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Jay '08 Campaign Button

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Campaign button from Senator Rockefeller IV's 2008 re-election campaign against Republican businessman Jay Wolfe.

U.S. Senator John D. Rockefeller (D) ran for re-election in 2008 against Republican business owner Jay Wolfe. Senator Rockefeller focused on his successful record as Senator on a number of issues during his campaign. For example, he pointed to added jobs and economic growth in West Virginia. Most notably, Toyota's decision to locate an engine plant in Buffalo, West Virginia. By this time, the plant had expanded 6 times in the past decade, and created 1,300 jobs. The Senator also touted his co-authorship of the State Children and Health Insurance Program, passed in 1997, and his long-term leadership as a Senior Democrat on the Veterans' Committee. He vowed to continue to fight in the Finance Committee to keep Medicare premium costs affordable for seniors, and to stand with coal miners to pass legislation that kept miners safe and saved health care benefits for when they retired.

Creator

Rockefeller, John D., IV (John Davison), 1937-

Date

2008

Source

Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV papers, West Virginia & Regional History Center

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