U.S. Senate Candidate Natalie Tennant Stops in St. Marys

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A long time name in state politics brought her campaign for U.S. Senate to St. Marys Thursday.

Secretary of State Natalie Tennant was talking jobs here at home and protecting them across the state.

Today's battle is protecting small business in cities like St. Marys.

There's a new law that will raise the cost of flood insurance by eighteen percent.

In St. Marys, 90 percent of the population is considered a flood plain, which means the city is in jeopardy.

It's driven by small businesses that can't afford this hike.

Tennant says she's working to find a solution.

"My focus is on small businesses and we should be having a fair, level playing field for small businesses," she says. "As a U.S. Senator I will work to close any of those loopholes, where corporations can ship their jobs overseas and then they get tax breaks for it. We should be giving tax credits for corporations and businesses that bring their jobs back here and hire local people."

Tennant says this flood insurance hike will cause problems for thousands.

And it's another example of the federal government putting itself before the states.

There's no clear cut solution to the issue, but tennant says she'll keep an open dialogue with local cities and keep fighting to protect jobs in West Virginia.

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