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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 15, 2018

WVEA-PAC Endorses Judicial Candidates

CHARLESTON, W.Va. − WVEA-PAC met on Saturday, October 13 to finalize their endorsements for the November 6 General Election. WVEA-PAC endorsed the following candidates: WV Supreme Court of Appeals – Joanna Tabit (Division 1) and Jeffrey Kessler (Division 2).

WVEA-PAC Chairperson Dale Lee comments on the WV Supreme Court candidates, “I believe we have endorsed two individuals, Tabit and Kessler...


Alex Thomas, WV Metro News

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Outside of the U.S. Senate contest, it is hard to find a race in West Virginia that has garnered as much attention as that of the 3rd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

While seeming like an easy Republican victory on paper (President Donald Trump won the district ...


By: Jake Zuckerman, Charleston Gazette-Mail

An appointed, incumbent delegate in Kanawha County running her first full-fledged campaign is ready to duke it out with the teachers’ unions.

Sharon Lewis Malcolm, a retired state employee running as a Republican, repeatedly praised the Legislature for granting a 5 percent pay raise to teachers and state employees without raising taxes.


By: Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Republican Gov. Jim Justice promised last week to offer school workers and other state employees another 5 percent raise, plus $100 million to fund looming cost increases to their health insurance coverage, all without another school worker strike.

Union leaders suggested Justice’s new proposal is because he fears possible anti-GOP sentiment in the midterm election that’s about a month away. Justice didn’t reference that, but he did reach...


Justice presser or GOP stump speech?
Phil Kabler, Charleston Gazette Mail; Statehouse Beat

Have to say that in my nearly 29 years of covering the Statehouse, I have never seen a gubernatorial press conference so blatantly political as the one Gov. Jim Justice held last week.

(Actually, I had to watch the video replay since I was covering the impeachment trial, and given Justice's reputation for being notoriously late, I feared the two would overlap.)...