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Democratic group sues Morrisey alleging he failed to provide correspondence with pharma companies

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN

Charleston Gazette-Mail

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Democratic political group filed a lawsuit against state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey alleging he failed to furnish public records related to his correspondence with several pharmaceutical manufacturers.

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee filed its complaint Monday in Kanawha County Circuit Court, about three weeks before Election Day when Morrisey faces off against incumbent Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. The suit asks that a circuit judge order the release of the records by Oct. 23.

One year ago Wednesday, the DSCC requested correspondence from 2013 onward between Morrisey’s office and major pharmaceutical companies like Cardinal Health, McKesson Corporation, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, industry trade group Healthcare Distribution Alliance, and others.

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