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Warren, Ryan take sides in W.Va. US Senate race

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By JONATHAN MATTISE
Associated Press

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Focusing on pocketbook issues like student loan debt, Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren stirred up support for Natalie Tennant's U.S. Senate bid in a packed Shepherdstown ballroom.

At Monday's rally, the Massachusetts progressive star said Tennant's GOP opponent, Shelley Moore Capito, too closely aligns with Wall Street. Warren has sharply criticized financial interests.

About 300 miles westward, Capito brought her own high-profile supporter to the state capital. Rep. Paul Ryan, 2012 GOP vice presidential nominee, blasted President Barack Obama and Democrats on economic issues in Charleston.

The duo pointed to Obama's proposal to limit carbon emissions on coal-fired power plants. Obama is largely unpopular in West Virginia.

Tennant says she opposes those regulations, which would affect the state's coal industry.

Capito criticized Tennant for bringing in Warren, who supports emission limits.

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