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Fayette County Democrats Want Party Chairman to Step Down


Fayette County Democrats want state Democratic Party Chairman Larry Puccio to resign.

After a rough election for Democrats in West Virginia and nationwide, the Fayette County Democratic Executive Committee has passed a resolution seeking Puccio’s resignation.

It says the county party believes Puccio provided no leadership or strategy to avoid historic losses.

Democrats lost retiring Sen. Jay Rockefeller’s seat to GOP Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito. A three-seat sweep will give Republicans every U.S. House seat in the state for the first time since 1921.

Sen. Joe Manchin will be West Virginia’s lone congressional Democrat.

Republicans will control the Legislature for the first time in more than eight decades.

Puccio says it’s standard for elected officials not to have some people’s support. He says he’ll continue working hard for West Virginia.