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Kerry's wife will visit Martinsburg for campaign stop

August 21, 2004|by ANDREW SCHOTZ

MARTINSBURG, W.Va.- Teresa Heinz Kerry, the wife of Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry, will talk about rising health-care costs for women at the City Hospital campus in Martinsburg on Tuesday, according to Kerry's campaign organizers.

"Mrs. Kerry will speak with area women about the economy and the economic pressures women face from rising health-care and prescription drug costs," according to a written announcement from campaign staff.

Heinz Kerry is scheduled to speak in the third-floor aerobics room at the Dorothy A. McCormack Cancer Treatment and Rehabilitation Center at 2000 Foundation Way, near the hospital building.

The campaign announcement said her appearance will coincide with Women's Equality Day, a commemoration on Thursday of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which granted women the right to vote. The day has expanded to include other issues of equality.

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Heinz Kerry's campaign stop will come one week after President Bush rallied Republican supporters in Hedgesville, W.Va.

Eastern Panhandle Democratic organizers are hoping John Kerry will visit soon, but nothing has been planned.

West Virginia is considered one of several states that could lean toward either Bush or Kerry in the November election.

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