By Steven Allen Adams for The Intelligencer
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The May 2020 primary for governor of West Virginia is 10 months away and pre-candidates are working hard to raise funds for the primary contests.
All active candidate committees and pre-candidates for the 2020 elections were required to file second quarter campaign finance reports by midnight Monday.
There are 13 listed pre-candidates for governor, not including Democratic candidate for governor Stephen Smith who filed as “undeclared” on the secretary of state’s online Campaign Finance Reporting System.
Filing for pre-candidacy allows potential candidates for office to test the waters and start fundraising efforts prior to the candidate filing period that starts Jan. 13 for the primary election filing period. …