Opinion

By October 26, 2016 Read More →

Take advantage of our state’s early voting option

An editorial from The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Early voting begins today in West Virginia. Before you decide there is no need to take advantage of it, consider this: During the 2012 primary election, 352,598 people cast ballots for president in the Mountain State. During the primary earlier this year, the total was 446,600. A lot […]

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By October 26, 2016 Read More →

Clinton can be restrained by GOP-led Congress

An editorial from the Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — As eager for change in the White House as many Mid-Ohio Valley residents are, some may not plan to support Donald Trump for president. But Hillary Clinton, the other major candidate on the ballot, is no alternative. Voting for her is out of the question. […]

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By October 25, 2016 Read More →

Endorsement: McKinley remains our pick in House

An editorial from The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The Dominion Post endorses David B. McKinley for U.S. House of Representatives 1st Congressional District. During his three two-year terms in the House, he has consistently worked to restore a modicum of civility and bipartisanship in Congress. In these hyper-partisan times, he, like some of our nation’s earliest presidents, sees partisan […]

By October 25, 2016 Read More →

Endorsement: McCuskey’s legal, legislative background will help transition in auditor’s office

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — West Virginia voters are faced with replacing long-time auditor Glen Gainer, who retired earlier this year after nearly 24 years in office. Gainer served admirably, but like many facets in government, there are issues in the auditor’s office that warrant a new set of eyes with a […]

By October 25, 2016 Read More →

Endorsement: Experience makes Cole a better fit for governor

A Daily Mail editorial from the Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Many West Virginia voters might be a little confused about the race for governor. After all, it seems Republican Bill Cole and Democrat Jim Justice are more alike than they are different. Both are successful businessmen from Southern West Virginia. Both are job creators. Both […]

By October 24, 2016 Read More →

Endorsement: Walt Helmick for agriculture commissioner

A Gazette editorial from the Charleston Gazette-Mail  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Both candidates for West Virginia agriculture commissioner are knowledgeable public servants, but we like the direction incumbent Walt Helmick has taken the department, so we endorse him for re-election. Helmick, a Democrat, was elected four years ago, and has grown into the job since. He sees […]

By October 24, 2016 Read More →

Endorsement: Hardworking Morrisey deserves re-election

A Daily Mail editorial from the Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The race for attorney general is perhaps the state’s most contentious, even more so than the race for governor. Republican Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is seeking a second term, facing Democratic challenger Doug Reynolds, a legislator and businessman from Huntington. Both have thrown their fair […]

By October 24, 2016 Read More →

Endorsement: Walt Helmick deserves second term as agriculture commissioner

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — As West Virginians look through the candidates for the various positions being decided in the Nov. 8 general election, we’re sure much attention will be given to the presidential and gubernatorial races. Granted, that should be the case. But it would be unwise for West Virginians […]

By October 24, 2016 Read More →

Endorsements: Cole, Reynolds, Buckley get nod

An editorial from The Dominion Post  MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The Dominion Post endorses Bill Cole for governor, Doug Reynolds for attorney general and John Buckley for secretary of state. Cole freely admits he’s a businessman, not a politician. His track record clearly backs that up. His tenure in the Legislature —one term in the House of Delegates and one in […]

By October 24, 2016 Read More →

Endorsements: Tennant, Claytor, Perdue, Helmick good choices

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The contests for West Virginia’s state constitutional offices often do not grab the headlines, but each plays an important role in state government and voters will be making choices in five different races next month. SECRETARY OF STATE: Natalie Tennant is seeking her third term for the […]