Morrisey Wins WV Attorney General’s Race


West Virginia Republican Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has fended off a multimillion-dollar challenge to win his re-election.
Morrisey clinched a second term by defeating Democratic House Delegate Doug Reynolds.
Morrisey was fueled by about $6.8 million in outside TV ads by the Republican Attorneys General Association. The messaging sought to lump Reynolds in with Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama.
Morrisey touted his legal challenge of Obama’s push to stem global warming by limiting carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants. He also lauded cases favorable to gun owners, anti-abortion advocates and those opposed to new transgender bathroom rules for schools.
Reynolds spent millions of his personal wealth to contend that Morrisey is swayed by the pharmaceutical industry because his wife has lobbied for drug manufacturing interests.

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