Elections panel OKs public financing for WV justice

Charleston Gazette-Mail file photo by F. Brian Ferguson Supreme Court Justice Brent Benjamin
Charleston Gazette-Mail file photo by F. Brian Ferguson Supreme Court Justice Brent Benjamin
Charleston Gazette-Mail file photo by F. Brian Ferguson
Supreme Court Justice Brent Benjamin

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Supreme Court Justice Brent Benjamin’s re-election campaign has been certified for a total of $525,000 of public campaign financing, pending a possible legal challenge by one of his opponents.

The State Election Commission on Wednesday unanimously approved public financing for the Benjamin campaign, over objections from representatives from the campaign of Beth Walker, who raised a technicality over whether the Benjamin campaign had missed a deadline to file a report on contributions.

Afterward, Walker campaign representative Kent Gates suggested the campaign may appeal the certification decision to circuit court.

“Obviously, the Walker campaign has an attorney, and we will explore our options,” said Gates, who also is a spokesman and consultant for Senate President Bill Cole’s gubernatorial campaign…

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