West Virginia GOP

In many parts of the country, President Trump and his unpopularity is a liability for Republicans in 2018, but not in West Virginia.

In the 2016 election, West Virginia supported the president more than any other state. Trump carried the state with 69 percent of the vote.

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The chairman of the West Virginia Republican Party announced he’ll be running for West Virginia’s 3rd Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives.

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Republicans who will hold a rare majority of West Virginia's six statewide offices are already banding together to try to influence yet another Democratic governor and a GOP-controlled Legislature.

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey was the lone Republican on the six-member Board of Public Works after he was elected in 2012. That number swelled to four with GOP wins in races for secretary of state, auditor and agriculture commissioner.

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Republican candidates throughout West Virginia's ballot are trying to show voters they're with Donald Trump.

But getting a bump from Trump could take extra legwork this year, after the GOP dropped the option to vote straight party-line with one mark on the ballot.

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Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who briefly ran for president last year, is scheduled to make three campaign stops Friday across West Virginia with GOP gubernatorial candidate and state Sen. President Bill Cole.

Walker is vice chair of the Republican Governor's Association.

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Former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina will headline the West Virginia Republican Party's annual dinner.

The state GOP says Fiorina will speak at its Victory Dinner at the Charleston Marriott Town Center on Thursday evening.

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Former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina will headline the West Virginia Republican Party's annual dinner next month.

The state GOP says Fiorina will speak at its Victory Dinner at the Charleston Marriott Town Center on Oct. 20.

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A political group backing Republican attorneys general has spent more than $208,000 supporting West Virginia incumbent Patrick Morrisey.

Mountaineers are Always Free PAC reported spending most of the money on TV, radio and online ads since mid-May.

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A Republican group has bought $500,000 in TV attack ads against West Virginia Democratic candidate for governor Jim Justice.

The Republican Governors Association announced the ad Tuesday, putting its investment in the race at more than $1 million.

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Republican Rep. Alex Mooney has drawn another GOP challenger for his congressional seat next year.

Republican Marc Savitt filed federal candidacy paperwork for the 2nd Congressional District this week.

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A conservative group spent $1 million last election year as it helped boost Republicans into the majority in the state Legislature.

Go West Virginia Inc. revealed the totals in a 2014 tax filing, but didn't disclose donors.

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is slated to headline an event next month for the West Virginia Republican Party.

The party announced Tuesday that Haslam would attend the GOP's Path to Victory lunch in Charleston on July 24. The event will take place at the Capitol Conference Center.

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Republican West Virginia Senate President Bill Cole will announce his intentions in the 2016 West Virginia governor's race.

GOP consultant Kent Gates says Cole will make his announcement Tuesday.

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Republicans will lead the West Virginia Legislature's lawmaking session for the first time since the 1930s.

The 60-day legislative session starts Wednesday.

A national GOP wave this election also ended more than eight decades of Democratic rule in Charleston. Republicans will have a 64-36 edge in the House of Delegates and an 18-16 Senate majority.

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Former Congressman Allen West will headline a West Virginia Republican event in two weeks.

The South Florida Republican will speak at the West Virginia GOP Eastern Panhandle Victory Reception in Martinsburg. The Sept. 28 event will showcase candidates in the Eastern Panhandle.

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Updated: August 6, 2014 at 5:58 p.m. The West Virginia GOP has canceled an event where a conservative scholar would have spoken four days before his sentencing for federal campaign finance violations. State Republican Party Chairman Conrad Lucas says the September 19 Victory Dinner featuring Dinesh D'Souza in Charleston is canceled. He says the event will be rebooked.

Original Post Published: August 6, 2014 at 12:47 p.m.

A conservative scholar and author will headline a West Virginia GOP event four days before his sentencing for federal campaign finance violations.

A state Republican Party news release says Dinesh D'Souza will speak at the party's annual Victory Dinner on September 19 in Charleston.

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  West Virginia Democrats say Republican state Del. Suzette Raines doesn't live where she claims and shouldn't be on the November ballot.

They also want GOP House of Delegates hopeful Melissa Lewis off the ballot.

The state Democratic Executive Committee filed complaints Monday in Kanawha and Preston circuit courts.

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  Conrad Lucas of Huntington has been re-elected to a full four-year term as chairman of the West Virginia Republican Party.

The state GOP says in a news release Saturday that its Executive Committee unanimously re-elected Lucas at its annual summer meeting in Huntington.

Lucas served as the state party's general counsel and chairman of the West Virginia Young Republicans before being chosen chairman in 2012. He succeeded Mike Stewart, who resigned to focus on career and family.