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Campaign finance: West Virginia local candidates learn that fundraisers aren’t always successful


Charleston Gazette-Mail

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Among the nuggets of data in the campaign financial disclosures by candidates in local legislative races is something of a cautionary tale about the perils of hosting campaign fundraising events: Two candidates hosted fundraisers — and both lost money.

Dean Jeffries, a Republican running for the 40th House of Delegates District seat being vacated by retiring Speaker Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha, reported hosting an April 10 fundraising event at the Bricks and Barrels restaurant in Charleston.

Jeffries’ campaign spent $175.57 on hors d’oeuvres, but reported $0 in contributions on the pre-primary financial report filed with the Secretary of State’s Office.

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