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W.Va. AG raises $166K toward campaign debt

Apr. 09, 2013 @ 07:33 AM

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s new attorney general has received far more campaign contributions than any other state candidate since the 2012 election.

Republican Attorney General Patrick Morrisey attracted more than $166,000 between Nov. 19 and March 29.

The former Capitol Hill lobbyist and lawyer had devoted $1.4 million from his personal wealth toward his upset victory against incumbent Democrat Darrell McGraw. Morrisey repaid himself with $83,000 of the funds raised. Another $48,000 went to campaign staff and other election expenses.

Out-of-state contributors gave just over half the funds. A Dec. 6 event in Charleston provided $68,200.

Another $55,500 came from a K Street fundraiser in Washington, DC, on Dec. 18. The Weirton law firm of Frankovitch, Anetakis, Colantonio & Simon held an event the next day that brought in $6,700.
 

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