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The W.Va. Governor's Race Heats Up after First Debate


On this episode of Viewpoint, West Virginia’s two major party candidates for governor squared off in their first of two televised debates Tuesday, focusing in on the state’s economic and budgetary issues.

Reaction to the candidates’ performances from the Chair of the West Virginia Republican Party Conrad Lucas and retiring Sen. Bill Laird, vice chair of the West Virginia Democratic Party.

Charlotte Pritt’s name may be familiar to some West Virginians. Pritt first ran for governor in 1992 as a Democrat and, in 1996, defeated Joe Manchin in the primary to become the party’s candidate for the office. 

Pritt is back this year on the Mountain Party’s ticket as the progressive looking to make a change in the state.