Endorsements

Political endorsements from newspapers and organizations across West Virginia ahead of the election.

Endorsement: Jim Justice best of a questionable lot for WV governor

A Gazette editorial from the Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — We cannot remember a more uninspiring set of choices for West Virginia governor. Our favorite candidate, Democrat Jim Justice, has a problem paying his taxes and mine safety fines. The Gazette-Mail first reported that Justice owed $3.9 million in property[Read More…]

Endorsement: Doug Reynolds for WV attorney general

A Gazette editorial from the Charleston Gazette-Mail  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It will be no surprise that we support Democrat Doug Reynolds for state attorney general. Reynolds has been a public defender and assistant prosecutor and lawyer in private practice. He is currently a delegate representing Wayne County, and he owns the[Read More…]

Endorsement: Mooney the clear choice in US House race

A Daily Mail editorial from the Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Representing the vast 2nd Congressional district, which stretches 300 miles across the central part of West Virginia, is a tough job. But it is one Democrat Mark Hunt wants and incumbent Republican Rep. Alex Mooney wants to keep. Mooney, who[Read More…]

Endorsement: Perdue deserves to continue as WV’s treasurer

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — When your choices for an elected position are someone with 20 years of experience and those with none, you have to look at the job the incumbent has done and then consider the alternatives. When voters consider the three candidates for[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[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.[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[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.[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[Read More…]

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