2014 Elections

John Hale / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

The governing board of West Virginia Public Broadcasting has approved a policy to determine which candidates will be included in future debates.

The policy comes after the 2014 election season, when West Virginia Public Broadcasting co-sponsored a U.S. Senate debate that invited only the Democratic and Republican candidates. WVPB later sponsored a second debate that invited all five candidates on the ballot, but the leading candidate, Republican Shelley Moore Capito, did not attend.

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A Democratic group spent almost $446,000 to sway West Virginia's statehouse elections.
     The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee contributed the cash to the group Protect West Virginia.
     Protect West Virginia attacked Republicans and supported Democrats in advertising, including mailings.
     This election, Republicans sealed their first state House of Delegates majority in more than eight decades. They clinched the Senate majority after a Democrat turned Republican.
     Other outside groups spent big on statehouse races.

On West Virginia Morning, citizens in Fayette County speak out against the Boy Scout Amendment that passed in November.  They tell lawmakers that they fear the amendment will have a negative economic impact for businesses in the county.  And children’s advocates reveal their legislative wish list at the state capitol yesterday.

On West Virginia Morning, Republican lawmakers at both the state and federal levels pledge to work together to move their agendas forward.  And Governor Tomblin tells a classroom of third graders about the importance of STEM based learning. 

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On Election Day last week, Republican Jill Upson defeated Democrat Tiffany Lawrence for the House of Delegates in the 65th District.