MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – In the Congressional battle of the Republican incumbents, Reps. Alex Mooney and David McKinley were roughly neck and neck in the campaign finance reporting period surrounding the May primary.
The vast majority of Mooney’s contributions from individuals for the period came from out of state. Over half of McKinley’s came from in-state.
The race was for the new 2nd District, covering 26 northern counties. Five Republicans and two Democrats faced off in their respective primaries.
On the GOP side, Mooney won with 45,164 votes (54.24%); followed by McKinley, 29,619 votes (35.57%); Susan Buchser-Lochocki, 3,329 (4%); Mike Seckman, 3,076 (3.69%); Rhonda Hercules, 2,083 (2.5%)…