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Immigration Dominates Political Messaging In Run-Up To Mid-Terms

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Morning, the midterm elections are just around the corner. Republicans from Texas to Appalachia are campaigning on a common theme this week: closing the border, building the wall and stopping that migrant caravan from Honduras. Fear of illegal immigration is a key message. And it’s the topic for this installment of Red State Blue State, our weekly chat between Trump Country and the Blue Bubble of southern California.

And we hear the Mountain Stage Song fo the Week -- Michael and Tanya Trotter, the driving voices behind The War And Treaty, with their soulful, gospel-influenced song "It's Not Over Yet."

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