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Beckley lawyer to receive public financing in Supreme Court race

State Election Commissioners Friday certified that Beckley lawyer and former legislator Bill Wooton has qualified for public campaign financing for the 2016 state Supreme Court race — over objections from challenger Beth Walker.

Beckley lawyer to receive public financing in Supreme Court race

State Election Commissioners Friday certified that Beckley lawyer and former legislator Bill Wooton has qualified for public campaign financing for the 2016 state Supreme Court race — over objections from challenger Beth Walker.

Iowa Takeaways: Trump can’t meet hype, Clinton underwhelms
Iowa Takeaways: Trump can’t meet hype, Clinton underwhelms

Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Donald Trump failed to live up to his own hype and finished second to Ted Cruz, but it was a late surge from Marco Rubio that may wind up the as the biggest surprise of the Iowa caucuses....

Kanawha commission challenge highlights local races

An official with the Kanawha County Republican Party will challenge Kanawha County Commissioner Dave Hardy in this year’s election.

Lance Wheeler is vice chairman of the Kanawha County GOP. He ran for the state Senate in 2014, losing to...

Who's running for office in West Virginia?
Who's running for office in West Virginia?

So who's running for office in West Virginia?

The deadline to get on the ballot for West Virginia's May primary election was midnight on Saturday. (If candidates mailed in their filings with a postmark of Saturday or before, they can still end ...

Deadline for candidate filing approaches in WV

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The deadline to file to run for public office in West Virginia is approaching.

Certificates of announcement and filing fees must be received in the appropriate office or postmarked by the end of the day Saturday....

Kessler makes run for WV governor official
Kessler makes run for WV governor official

State Senate Minority Leader Jeff Kessler, D-Marshall, has officially become the third Democrat running for governor of West Virginia.

Kessler filed for the office on Friday, the next-to-last day to file for the 2016 campaign. He was the first...

Pizatella enters state auditor race

Jason Pizatella, acting secretary of the West Virginia Department of Administration, stepped down Wednesday and filed to run for state auditor in this year’s Democratic primary.

Pizatella, a Fairmont native, formerly worked as deputy tax...

Davis chastises fellow justices in Daniel Hall dissent
Davis chastises fellow justices in Daniel Hall dissent

When a majority of the West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that a Republican should fill a vacant state Senate seat, their interpretation of state law was unconstitutional, Justice Robin Davis wrote in a ...

Democrat Higgins won’t enter attorney general’s race

Charleston lawyer Dave Higgins won’t run for attorney general in the Democratic primary.

Higgins’ decision leaves Delegate Doug Reynolds, D-Cabell, as the lone Democrat in the attorney general’s race. Attorney General...

Longtime Kanawha delegate, Lane, will not seek re-election
Longtime Kanawha delegate, Lane, will not seek re-election

Longtime Kanawha County Delegate Patrick Lane will not run for re-election.

Lane, a Republican and vice chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is currently in the midst of his sixth term in the House of Delegates.

“I’ve...

Delegate to challenge WV secretary of state in Dem primary

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia Delegate Patsy Trecost is challenging Secretary of State Natalie Tennant in a Democratic primary.

The Harrison County lawmaker announced his bid for secretary of state Tuesday.

Trecost was...

Mooney among those filing for election

Candidates continue to file for the upcoming election in West Virginia.

Rep. Alex Mooney, R-W.Va., filed for re-election on Wednesday in the 2nd Congressional District. Two challengers, Democrat Mark Hunt and Republican Marc Savitt, have also...

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