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Tomblin Sworn in as W.Va. Governor

Pledges to keep tight leash on state finances, stand up for coal industry

November 14, 2011
By LAWRENCE MESSINA, Associated Press , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

CHARLESTON - West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, sworn in Sunday as the Mountain State's 35th chief executive, pledged to keep a tight rein on government finances and to champion the state's coal industry, stances he credits for his close October special election win.

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