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Republican from West Virginia

Jim Justice is the Republican governor of West Virginia. A businessman, Justice was originally elected as a Democrat.

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How low is Gov. Jim Justice’s approval rating in West Virginia?

Recent news reports have suggested that West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice -- who faces both Republican and Democratic challengers in his bid for a second term in 2020 -- has one of the lowest approval ratings of any governor in the country.

Has West Virginia's economy boomed since Trump, Justice took office?

President Trump has established a close relationship with West Virginia, the state that gave him his second-widest margin of victory in 2016. On July 21, Trump tweeted a boast about the state’s recent economic success: "The Great State of West Virginia is producing record setting numbers and doing really well. When I became President, it was practically shut down and closed for business. Not anymore!" We took a closer look at the numbers.

Did Cabell County, W.Va., cut overdoses by 40 percent?

During his State of the State address on Jan. 9, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice made the opioid epidemic a focus of his speech. At one point, Justice said, "Now, in Cabell County, we just had information that we reduced our overdoses by 40 percent."

Fact-checking Jim Justice's state of the state address

Gov. Jim Justice delivered his third State of the State address tonight, proposing the elimination of a state tax on Social Security benefits, a 5 percent pay raise for state employees including teachers, and millions of dollars more for substance abuse and other social services. PolitiFact West Virginia took a look at the accuracy of a few of Justice’s statements in the speech. We will analyze additional statements from the speech in the coming days.

PolitiFact West Virginia's state of the state 2019

As Gov. Jim Justice prepares to deliver his State of the State address on Wednesday, PolitiFact West Virginia thought it would be worthwhile to take a look at the state of the state as seen through our recent fact-checks.