Endorsements

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

The Daily Athenaeum: Tennant endorsed for U.S. Senate

— *** Newspaper Endorsement Week 2014 ***— MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia is in danger. Our country is in danger. Citizens of this state following the U.S. Senate race between Secretary of State Natalie Tennant and Rep. Shelley Capito, R-W.Va., know the numbers. As of Aug. 30, Election Projection placed[Read More…]

Charleston Daily Mail: Capito is clear choice in US Senate race

 — *** Newspaper Endorsement Week 2014 ***— CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Voters can select among five candidates in West Virginia’s U.S. Senate race to replace retiring Democrat Jay Rockefeller. Rockefeller has served in the post since spending a record $12.3 million to get elected over John Raese in 1984. Political pundits[Read More…]

Charleston Daily Mail: Give the Boy Scouts a property tax break

— *** Newspaper Endorsement Week 2014 ***— The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve easily is the most exciting and largest development in Fayette County in decades. The National Council of the Boy Scouts of America raised $100 million to build this permanent home for the National Scout Jamboree. The Stephen D.[Read More…]

The Charleston Gazette: Rahall outstanding choice for Third District

 — *** Newspaper Endorsement Week 2014 ***— Down in West Virginia’s southern counties, this year’s congressional race is especially vicious. The extreme-right Koch brothers — sons of a founder of the crackpot John Birch Society — are pouring their inherited wealth into an all-out attempt to knock Rep. Nick Rahall,[Read More…]

The Charleston Gazette: Natalie Tennant best choice for U.S. Senate

 — *** Newspaper Endorsement Week 2014 ***— Democratic Secretary of State Natalie Tennant is an underdog in the race for U.S. Senate. National analysts say West Virginia has shifted so far to the “red” mentality that the state’s first female senator in Washington is likely to be Republican. However, it[Read More…]

The Charleston Gazette: Nick Casey best for Congress

— *** Newspaper Endorsement Week 2014 ***— Around 170,000 lower-income West Virginians have obtained health insurance through the landmark Affordable Care Act. It’s a humanitarian advance for America’s “safety net” that helps people keep working and earning. Yet 2nd District Republican congressional nominee Alex Mooney — an odd out-of-stater who[Read More…]

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