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Greenbrier owner Jim Justice enters WV governor’s race

Billionaire businessman Jim Justice announces his candidacy for governor of West Virginia as a Democrat in 2016 at a rally Monday in White Sulphur Springs.

Pitching himself as a candidate who won’t be influenced by special-interest groups, West Virginia billionaire businessman Jim Justice announced Monday he’s running for governor as a Democrat.

Justice, who owns The Greenbrier resort, serves as president and CEO of about 50 companies, but he’s never held a political office. Forbes magazine estimates Justice’s net worth at $1.6 billion.

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