Elections, Government, State Government

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announces run for governor’s office

MORGANTOWN — State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced his candidacy for governor on Tuesday with an announcement in front of a crowd of supporters in Harpers Ferry.

He will follow up with stops across the state.

“I’m the only proven conservative in this race with a deep record of fighting and defeating the swamp and the political elites, successfully defending our West Virginia values, and accomplishing the big things West Virginians care about,” Morrisey said. “As governor, I’ll protect our jobs, fight to put more money in your pockets, advance educational excellence, supercharge economic and workforce growth, and defend families from the ravages of drugs and the woke, anti-freedom forces facing us.”

Morrisey was elected as attorney general in 2012 and has successfully led lawsuits against the opioid industry and Obama- and Biden-administration environmental rules.

Other GOP gubernatorial candidates so far are state Auditor J.B. McCuskey; Secretary of State Mac Warner; House Judiciary Chair Moore Capito, son of Sen. Shelley Moore Capito; automobile dealer Chris Miller, son of U.S. Congresswoman Carol Miller; Terri Bradshaw of Gandeeville; and Rashida Yost of Martinsburg. Former Delegate Marshall Wilson has also filed to run under America Coming Together.

On the Democratic side, Huntington Mayor Steve Williams has said “there’s no other position to be in in my mind than to be governor.”

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