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

Endorsements: Cole, Reynolds, Buckley get nod

An editorial from The Dominion Post  MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The Dominion Post endorses Bill Cole for governor, Doug Reynolds for attorney general and John Buckley for secretary of state. Cole freely admits he’s a businessman, not a politician. His track record clearly backs that up. His tenure in the Legislature —one term in the House[Read More…]

Endorsements: Tennant, Claytor, Perdue, Helmick good choices

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The contests for West Virginia’s state constitutional offices often do not grab the headlines, but each plays an important role in state government and voters will be making choices in five different races next month. SECRETARY OF STATE: Natalie Tennant is seeking[Read More…]

Endorsement: Leonhardt right for Ag commissioner

An editorial from The Journal of Martinsburg: MARTINSBURG, W.VA. — Kent Leonhardt’s work as a state senator has benefited many West Virginians. He has played an important role in reforming government during the past two years. Now he is running for state commissioner of agriculture, a position for which many[Read More…]

Endorsement: Warner should be secretary of state

From The Parkersburg News and Sentinel: West Virginia’s secretary of state has two big jobs: overseeing clean elections, and serving businesses without getting in their way. Mac Warner has the experience and skill to do both. Warner has solid plans to make the election process more accessible and secure, and[Read More…]

Endorsement: John Perdue for WV treasurer

From The Charleston Gazette-Mail – Gazette editorial page: Under the leadership of Democratic Treasurer John Perdue, the Treasurer’s Office has computerized its bill-paying system, returned more than $160 million of unclaimed property to rightful owners, and launched the SMART529 plan in which more than 30,000 West Virginians have invested $427[Read More…]

Endorsement: Urling, McCuskey bring something different

From The Charleston Gazette-Mail – Daily Mail editorial page: Through the state’s financial turmoil, most eyes have been on the Legislature and governor’s office as they attempt to work with shortfalls in tax collections and an oversized government to balance the state’s budget and plan for the future. But perhaps[Read More…]

Endorsement: Cole for governor of W.Va.

From the Bluefield Daily Telegraph: In the race for governor of West Virginia, there is only one candidate who is best qualified to navigate the Mountain State through its current financial crisis. Republican Bill Cole, in his current role as Senate President, has been fighting for the past 19 months[Read More…]

Endorsement: Jenkins is good choice for Congress

From The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington: In his first term in Congress, Evan Jenkins has effectively represented his district on national issues and established a solid record of constituent service. In Washington, where seniority matters greatly, that is a good start. In 2014, the 56-year-old Republican and Huntington native defeated longtime[Read More…]

Endorsement: Justice will lead economic diversification

From The Herald Dispatch of Huntington: Every election season, our state and nation seem to be “standing at a crossroads.” But for the 2016 West Virginia governor’s race, that political clich actually rings true. The coal industry, which has been the economic engine and identity for the Mountain State for[Read More…]

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