Associated Press Published

$100K Fundraiser Canceled by W.Va. Conservative Group


A conservative group that has boosted Republicans has nixed its $100,000 per person breakfast fundraiser.

  An invitation obtained by The Associated Press said the Go West Virginia Inc. breakfast would take place Tuesday in Charleston. It said donors wouldn’t be publicly disclosed.

Eric Lycan, an attorney for the group, said the event wasn’t held and none is currently scheduled. The Courtyard Marriott, where the event was supposed to take place, confirmed the fundraiser was canceled.

The politically active nonprofit bought advertisements bashing Democrats last election. The group is buying ads commending the newly minted Republican Legislature.

It worked alongside Grow West Virginia, a political committee that spent $1.4 million to help Republicans, but also discloses its bankrollers.

Go West Virginia held a $25,000-a-plate fundraiser in January.