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Candidates Casey, Mooney announce endorsements for W.Va. district 2 bid

Aug. 09, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

CHARLESTON -- Nick Casey, Democratic candidate for U.S. House of Representatives, W.Va. District 2, has announced endorsements from former Gov. Gaston Caperton and the Alliance for Retired Americans.

"Nick Casey is a man of integrity, and a leader in his community, his profession, his church and West Virginia throughout his life," Caperton said in a letter released to the media.

"I firmly believe Nick Casey is the kind of leader West Virginia needs."

The West Virginia chapter of the Alliance for Retired Americans endorsed Casey during a celebration of the anniversary of Medicare.

"Nick is a true West Virginian who understands the needs of seniors throughout the district," Richard Fiesta, executive director of the alliance, said in a news release.

"Nick will fight to protect the promises made to seniors about their Social Security and Medicare benefits."

"I am very proud that so many respected groups have publicly endorsed my candidacy," said Nick Casey. "I have the confidence and trust of business, labor, teachers and seniors because they know me personally and understand I have the skill and judgment to balance everyone's concerns and forge solutions based on true West Virginia values."

District 2 includes Kanawha and Putnam counties.

MOONEY ENDORSED: Alex Mooney, Republican candidate for U.S. House of Representatives from West Virginia's Second District, has been endorsed by U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va.

"Alex Mooney is a proven conservative leader we can trust," McKinley said in a news release.

"There's no question where Alex Mooney stands.

"Whether it's pushing back against the war on coal or opposing Obamacare, he has a clear vision for West Virginia."

District 2 includes Kanawha and Putnam counties.

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