- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 9, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jim Justice wants to make West Virginia a tourism mecca with plans to lure major horse racing and golf events to the state and establish theme parks and a gun shooting range.

Justice’s campaign unveiled his tourism agenda on Tuesday.

With the help of private investment, Justice envisions creating 16,000 new tourism-related jobs over the next four years if he’s elected.

Ground has already been broken on an 18-hole golf course near The Greenbrier resort that Justice owns. He hopes it will lure a future U.S. Open.

Justice envisions establishing a horse race in the Eastern Panhandle. He also wants to explore putting an indoor water park in the Northern Panhandle and a country-themed park and separate shooting range in southern West Virginia.

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