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Endorsement: Nick Casey has the edge of U.S. House Democrats

In any race in the May 13 primary election, voters are not likely to find two nicer, more polite and respectable candidates than Delegate Meshea Poore and former state Democratic party chairman Nick Casey, the two candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives, District 2.

Poore is giving up her sure chance of reelection to the Statehouse, where she has gained a reputation as a hard-working delegate in Charleston’s 37th district. It’s been said that nearly every citizen in her district has her phone number and knows they can call for help about anything.

Yet as hard working and dedicated to service as the young sole-practitioner attorney is, she is not well known outside of Charleston, poorly funded, and has a huge uphill climb to make it a competitive race.

Nick Casey, on the other hand, has quietly and professionally worked the state for years as an attorney and certified public accountant. While he’s never sought public office before, he has served as president of the state bar, chairman of the St. Francis Hospital board of trustees, member of the board of advisors of the Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, and more.

His 20 more years of professional experience and volunteer service over Poore are the difference in his state-wide name recognition and familiarity by those in Democratic circles. Like Poore, he is hard-working, knowledgeable, conscientious and service oriented.

He told the Daily Mail editorial board he is running to put to use his skills at bringing people together to try to ease the dysfunction in Washington.

For the Democratic primary, the Daily Mail recommends Nick Casey.

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