Endorsements

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

Endorsement: Leadership — Bill Cole should be our next governor

From The Parkersburg News and Sentinel: West Virginians cannot afford, quite literally, to make a mistake in electing our next governor. We need Bill Cole in the office to lead the change that is imperative for our state. For decades, West Virginia’s natural resources, along with hard-working, skilled men and[Read More…]

Endorsement: Natalie Tennant for Secretary of State

From The Charleston Gazette-Mail: In many states, Republican leaders constantly try to block voting by blacks, Latinos, college students, the elderly and low-income folks — anyone they think is likely to vote Democratic. A hint of this effort came from the GOP challenger for West Virginia’s secretary of state post.[Read More…]

Endorsement: Mark Hunt for Congressional Second District

During the long period when Republican Shelley Capito held the Second District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, no Democratic challenger could unseat her. But times have changed. The new GOP Congress member, Alex Mooney of Maryland, is invisible. Few residents in the district — outside of his circle[Read More…]

Endorsement: Mary Ann Claytor for state auditor

From The Charleston Gazette-Mail: When longtime state auditor Glen B. Gainer III announced he would not seek re-election, a number of candidates filed to fill the empty seat. Risen to the top is Mary Ann Claytor, a Democrat from St. Albans. Claytor actually worked in the auditor’s office for more[Read More…]

Endorsement: Morrisey defends Mountain State

From The Inter-Mountain: We West Virginians are no strangers to the mud-slinging brand of politics. That is no reason for us to be suckers for a candidate whose campaign is hip-deep in the slimy strategy. For years, the Mountain State endured an attorney general, Darrell McGraw, who did little for[Read More…]

Endorsement: Elect Cole For Real Progress

From The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register: West Virginians cannot afford, quite literally, to make a mistake in electing our next governor. We need Bill Cole in the office to lead the change that is imperative for our state. For decades, West Virginia’s natural resources, along with hard-working, skilled men and[Read More…]

Cole should be the next governor of West Virginia

An editorial from The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — West Virginians cannot afford, quite literally, to make a mistake in electing our next governor. We need Bill Cole in the office to lead the change that is imperative for our state. For decades, West Virginia’s natural resources, along with hard-working, skilled men[Read More…]

Gazette endorses Hillary Clinton for president

A Gazette editorial from the Charleston Gazette-Mail  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It would be easy to make the case for voting for Hillary Clinton for president simply by pointing out that her Republican opponent is demonstrably unfit for the job. But we are not just holding our nose and saying, “Anyone but[Read More…]

Endorsement: Hillary Clinton is best prepared for the presidency

From the Bluefield Daily Telegraph: From its founding, America has been a beacon of light and liberty in a world often fraught with demagogues and dictators. Whether living in a big city or the hollows and hills of Appalachia, our national values eschewed government by bullies employing strong-arm tactics to[Read More…]

EDITORIAL: Hillary Clinton best suited to be president

From the Times  West Virginian of Fairmont: The choice West Virginians face in next month’s presidential election should not be based on problematic promises, including Donald Trump’s populist vow to return to the boom days of coal mining. Serious examination is required into the experience, knowledge and pragmatic record of[Read More…]

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