By JAKE ZUCKERMAN
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A far-right Republican in the House of Delegates announced plans Tuesday to challenge a longtime state senator for his seat.
Delegate Mike Folk, R-Berkeley, said on WRNR Talk Radio he would run against Sen. John Unger, D-Berkeley, who has served the district since 1998. In a phone interview Tuesday afternoon, Folk said he will bring his principles of constitutionalism and limited government to the district.
Never shy to buck party leadership, Folk has earned praise and ire alike at crunch time from members of both parties. Though registered as a Republican, Folk said he resists party labels. He is also a member of the Liberty Caucus.
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