Justice wins Kessler endorsement for governor
By David Gutman, The Charleston Gazette-Mail
Jim Justice has the support of one of the two men he defeated in the Democratic primary for governor; the other is holding off.
State Senate Minority Leader Jeff Kessler, who came in third in the May primary, endorsed Justice this week, saying that he wished Justice was “a little more progressive” but that he would be a necessary check should the Legislature remain in Republican control.
Booth Goodwin, the former U.S. attorney for Southern West Virginia who edged Kessler in the primary but still came in a distant second to Justice, said he has not made up his mind on who he supports in the governor’s race.
“I really haven’t settled on that quite yet; I’m still working through that,” Goodwin, who comes from a family with a storied history in state Democratic politics, said.
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