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Simpson Tops Fundraising in 5-Way Dem Primary for US House


Republican Congressman Alex Mooney has raised almost $150,000 for his re-election in West Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District.

According to campaign finance reports, the first-term House member raised $147,900 from January through March and has $376,900 cash left.

Cory Simpson yielded the biggest fundraising haul in the five-way Democratic primary.

The Army veteran raised $115,000, loaned his campaign $20,000 and has $106,500 cash left.

Attorney Harvey Peyton raised $57,400 and loaned himself $25,000, with $31,500 cash remaining.

Attorney Mark Hunt raised $12,800 with a $42,500 loan. He has $3,100 left.

Reports weren’t available for Democrats Tom Payne and Robin Wilson.

Mooney’s GOP primary opponent, Marc Savitt, raised $11,900 from January through March and has $2,200 remaining.

The seat stretches hundreds of miles east to west, through Martinsburg and Charleston.