"Of course Earl Ray wants to carve out giveaways to special interests. He's been doing that his entire career," she said. "Instead of handing out tax breaks to insiders, Bill Maloney would cut taxes for everybody. That's the right thing to do."
Tomblin said eliminating economic development tools such as incentives and job-training packages would "make us economy killers."
Also Wednesday, Tomblin picked up an endorsement from the Charleston Regional Chamber of Commerce.
The chamber -- which said in its release that it "speaks out for the policies and reforms that help create jobs, promote government efficiency, stimulate growth for communities and enhance the overall quality of life for West Virginians" -- picked Tomblin because his "vast experience in government and private business makes him an ideal choice to lead our state," said Chamber Chairman Mike Basile.
Tomblin and Maloney are the two major party candidates in the Oct. 4 special election, along with three third-party or independent candidates also on the ballot.
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