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Brad Paisley Joins Capito and Manchin in Helping West Virginia

The three drove around the most flood damaged areas of the state

From left: Sens. Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin III, Brad Paisley and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin. (Courtesy Brad Paisley's Twitter page)

Country music star Brad Paisley joined fellow West Virginia natives to lend a hand after the state's recent deadly flooding.  

On Thursday, Paisley joined West Virginia Sens. Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin III  and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin in visiting the hardest hit areas and assisting with flood recovery.  

The four visited high schools, churches and communities around the state that were hit by the June 23 floods which have killed more than 20 people.  

Paisley was not shy in his evaluation of Machin's driving skills.

Paisley and Capito, a Republican, were both born in Glen Dale, West Virginia. Manchin, a Democrat, was born in Farmington.
 
The singer also set up a Go Fund Me account to distribute funds through West Virginia Flood Relief 2016. The fund has already received more than $300,000 in donations with a goal of raising $1 million.
 
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