Associated Press Published

GOP Attorney General PAC Spending $208k in West Virginia


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.

The PAC is funded by the Republican Attorneys General Association. Some of the association’s larger contributors this year include Koch Industries, the Judicial Crisis Network, Reynolds American, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Pfizer, Anthem and Ariel Corporation executives.

Morrisey is seeking a second four-year attorney general term. He faces Democratic state House Del. Doug Reynolds.

Reynolds has put $225,000 of his money into the campaign and has spent $192,200 on TV ads. He has $27,100 remaining.

Morrisey is using $250,000 of his own cash, but has spent little. He has about $668,000 left.