Jeff Kessler

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Democratic nominee for West Virginia governor Jim Justice has the endorsement of one of two opponents he defeated in his party's primary.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that Jeff Kessler endorsed Justice on Friday, while Booth Goodwin remains undecided.

On West Virginia Morning, Senate minority leader Jeff Kessler’s loss of the democratic nomination for governor means the end of this legislative career.  Glynis Board talks with Kessler as he reflects on 20 years in the state legislature.  That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

As the poll results came in the evening of Election Day, it was clear Senate Minority Leader Jeff Kessler would not take the Democratic nomination for governor.

On West Virginia Morning, statehouse reporter Ashton Marra looks at the race for the Democratic nomination for governor.  Also digital reporter Dave Mistich joins host Beth Vorhees to talk about what election news and results we can expect to see on our website.

These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

Donald Trump
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A recent poll shows Donald Trump has a commanding lead in the republican primary and Bernie Sanders is edging out Hillary Clinton in the democratic race in West Virginia. Democrat Jim Justice is showing a lead in the primary and general election race for West Virginia governor.

According to a Tuesday news release from Public Policy Polling, billionaire Trump leads the state with 61 percent. Sen. Ted Cruz has 22 percent and Ohio Governor John Kasich is trailing with 14 percent.

Jim Justice
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In his bid for governor, West Virginia billionaire businessman Jim Justice has spent more than $2 million before the May 10 Democratic primary.

In campaign finance filings tracking through April 24, Justice spent $2.1 million since his campaign started. He put almost $2 million of his money in the race and has raised $683,700.

On West Virginia Morning, Ashton Marra reports on Saturday's Democratic Gubernatorial Forum and Appalachian Health News reporter Kara Lofton reports from the West Virginia Bike Summit.  These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting - Telling West Virginia's story.

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The West Virginia Democratic Party has announced the time and location for a forum involving the three Democratic candidates for West Virginia governor.

The party on Wednesday announced the event will be held at 11 a.m. on April 16 at the Charleston Civic Center.