Could it be possible that West Virginians could elect a governor who is not a coal millionaire or billionaire.

Populist Democrat candidate Steven Smith believes his grass roots campaign will elect him.

Smith met with supporters at the Calhoun County Committee on Aging Monday to discuss his campaign.

His campaign has raised considerable money to be compared to the major candidates who will see millions of dollars that will be funneled into the state.

Smith said, "This is a real moment. Every fifty years or so in West Virginia history, the system becomes so broken and our pain becomes so deep that real change becomes necessary and possible. The Civil War, the Mine Wars, the Teachers Strike – it is in our blood to fight for our people, no matter their race, their accent, or who their father was."

"I’m running for Governor because I believe that this is one of those moments."

Smith says he will lead to state toward economic diversity, an issue that virtually every economist says needs to happen.

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