Democrat Charles Booker, whose progressive campaign in Kentucky came up just short in last year's Senate primary, said he's forming an exploratory committee as he weighs a follow-up race in 2022 against Republican incumbent Sen. Rand Paul.
Monday, April 12, 2021
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
HUNTINGTON — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Wednesday selected Josh Booth, a Kenova native and political newcomer, to fill the vacant House of Delegates District 19 seat left by Derrick Evans’ resignation even amid claims by Wayne County Republicans that Justice has violated the law with …
Monday, January 25, 2021
A replacement for Derrick Evans, who resigned his seat after facing charges connected to breaching the U.S. Capitol, is expected to be announced Wednesday following interviews with candidates and input from the state Republican Executive Committee.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
CHARLESTON — Almost all of the West Virginia’s constitutional officers took their respective oaths of office Monday during a week that will culminate with Gov. Jim Justice taking his oath for a second time during his inauguration Friday at the West Virginia State Capitol Complex.
Monday, January 11, 2021
CHARLESTON — Members of West Virginia’s congressional delegation are signaling that they don’t support removing President Donald Trump from office after last week’s Capitol breach.
Thursday, January 07, 2021
President Donald Trump for the first time acknowledged his defeat in the Nov. 3 election and announced there would be an "orderly transition" on Jan. 20, Inauguration Day, after Congress certified President-elect Joe Biden's victory.
Congress confirmed Joe Biden as the presidential election winner early Thursday after a violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol in a stunning attempt to overturn America's presidential election.
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell congratulated Democrat Joe Biden as president-elect on Tuesday, saying the Electoral College “has spoken.”
Monday, December 14, 2020
CHARLESTON — The 2020 general election ended in West Virginia on Monday afternoon when the state’s five electors cast their votes for President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.
Sunday, December 13, 2020
CHARLESTON — West Virginia Republicans will soon have to welcome back a lawmaker who resigned in the heat of his re-election campaign and then jumped back into the race after spending most of his first term embroiled in scandals over discriminatory remarks about gay people and Muslims.
Thursday, December 10, 2020
CHARLESTON — West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner certified the Mountain State’s 2020 general election results Wednesday afternoon.
Tuesday, December 08, 2020
CHARLESTON — West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner is hoping an attempt by an out-of-state organization to register West Virginians to vote in Georgia isn’t the “tip of the iceberg to a larger problem.”
Friday, December 04, 2020
CHARLESTON — West Virginia Democrats’ best wasn’t good enough to make any gains in public office in 2020. Almost every facet of the state government will be under the management of Republicans in 2021.
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
President Donald Trump’s firing of Defense Secretary Mark Esper, days after losing the election, and a Pentagon personnel shake-up that has followed have injected uncertainty into the ranks of national security leadership at a vulnerable moment for the United States, adding more turmoil to a…
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
HUNTINGTON — The results of last week’s general election in Cabell County are expected to be certified by Thursday afternoon after canvassing was completed at approximately 4:15 p.m. Monday.
CHARLESTON — State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has joined West Virginia in a legal fight to halt the counting of late mail and absentee ballots in Pennsylvania.
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
The canvassing of votes began Monday morning in Cabell and Wayne counties as officials push toward the release of official results from the Nov. 3 General Election.
Monday, November 09, 2020
With Joe Biden poised to win the presidency, some of West Virginia’s Republican congressional House representatives defended President Donald Trump even after he falsely declared victory and made baseless claims that the election was stolen, while West Virginia’s lone Democratic representati…
Sunday, November 08, 2020
Messages of congratulations for President-elect Joe Biden rolled in from around the world on Sunday as allies and adversaries of the United States accepted that the country would have a new leader despite the lack of any sign from President Donald Trump that he planned to concede the election.
Saturday, November 07, 2020
WASHINGTON — Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was elected the nation’s 46th president Saturday, powered by legions of women and minority voters who rejected President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and his conduct in office.
Pro-Trump activists were gathering in state capitals Saturday to rally in support of a campaign called “Stop the Steal” that was kicked off Facebook this week for spreading misinformation and posts inciting violence.
Friday, November 06, 2020
WASHINGTON — Former vice president Joe Biden appeared to be on a clear path to being elected the 46th president of the United States after updated vote counts on Friday put him ahead in several key states and seemed to all but close off President Donald Trump’s chances of remaining in office.
CATLETTSBURG, Ky. — Ashland City Commissioner Bernice Henry was unsuccessful in a write-in campaign for a full, two-year term on the board, according to unofficial results Friday from the Boyd County Clerk’s Office.
Thursday, November 05, 2020
President Donald Trump tweeted "STOP THE COUNT" on Thursday as officials in key battleground states continued to tally legally cast ballots and Joe Biden moved within 17 electoral votes of being able to claim victory.
WASHINGTON — Razor-thin vote margins in a half-dozen presidential battleground states are raising the stakes for legal fights over which ballots will count, a strategy that President Donald Trump’s campaign vowed Wednesday to aggressively pursue.
CHARLESTON — Within one election cycle, Mountain State voters have turned the West Virginia Legislature from a Republican majority branch of government to a supermajority branch.
Wednesday, November 04, 2020
HUNTINGTON — Huntington Mayor Steve Williams was elected to an unprecedented third term in office Tuesday, according to unofficial election results.
Tuesday, November 03, 2020
WASHINGTON — Voter turnout was on pace to break historic records Tuesday as President Donald Trump awaited judgment in a presidential election widely seen as a referendum on his management of the coronavirus pandemic, the economy and race relations.
HUNTINGTON — One West Virginia senator will return to a seat he’s held for over two decades, while a former delegate is likely to return to Charleston in a new role.
HUNTINGTON — Incumbent Cabell County Commissioner Nancy Cartmill, a Republican, swiftly moved toward a victory Tuesday night over Democratic challenger Billy Wayne Bailey.
CHARLESTON — For the second election in a row, West Virginia voters were on pace to elect Republican Mac Warner as secretary of state over Democrat Natalie Tennant, who served as secretary of state for two terms before Warner defeated her in the 2016 election.
HUNTINGTON — The Huntington City Council will see several new faces at its table at the start of 2021, as several new members were elected into office Tuesday in the 2020 general election.
WAYNE — Republican Derrick Evans started election night out on top garnering the most absentee and early voting numbers and rode the lead all the way to a win in Tuesday night’s primary election.
CHARLESTON — Democrat John Perdue, the 24-year incumbent West Virginia treasurer, trailed former state lawmaker Riley Moore in his re-election bid Tuesday.
CHARLESTON — Rep. Alex Mooney held a commanding lead Tuesday in his bid for a fourth term representing the 2nd Congressional District in West Virginia.
CHARLESTON — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice, who has spent the spring, summer and fall anchoring televised state COVID-19 briefings, rode to a relatively easy re-election victory Tuesday, defeating Charleston lawyer Ben Salango, who was making his first run for statewide office.
CHARLESTON — Incumbent Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., will represent West Virginia in the U.S. Senate for another six years, according to preliminary election results Tuesday night.
IRONTON — It was a good night for Republican candidates seeking countywide offices Tuesday, according to unofficial totals from the Lawrence County Board of Elections.
WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans were fighting to hold on to their majority Tuesday night as GOP incumbents in pivotal states remained locked in tight contests with their Democratic challengers amid a political environment that had become increasingly challenging for President Donald Trump an…
WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans were fighting to hold on to their majority Tuesday night as GOP incumbents in pivotal states remained locked in tight contests with their Democratic challengers amid a political environment that had become increasingly challenging for President Donald Trump an…
WASHINGTON - The virus that has confined many Americans to their homes for much of 2020 trailed the economy as the leading issue for voters, who cast ballots in huge numbers by mail and in person, early exit polls showed Tuesday.
HUNTINGTON — As Cabell County residents took to the polls Tuesday to cast their ballots in the 2020 general election, some were pleasantly surprised there were no lines.
Americans lined up for a long election season's final day of voting Tuesday, breezing through cavernous facilities in some cities and waiting by the hundreds in others, and contending with only few scattered glitches in the first hours of Election Day.
If voter turnout on Election Day is consistent with turnout during early and absentee voting, West Virginia could set a record in 2020, Mike Queen, director of communications for the Secretary of State's Office, said Monday.
Monday, November 02, 2020
HUNTINGTON — Voters in southern West Virginia have the choice between a one-term incumbent or a new face to politics to represent them in the House of Representatives.
HUNTINGTON — The Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Political Action Committee, HuntPAC, last month announced additional endorsements ahead of the Nov. 3 General Election.
Sunday, November 01, 2020
HUNTINGTON — While a quarter of West Virginia’s registered voters have already made their choices, local county clerks will still be pushing precautions Tuesday to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Saturday, October 31, 2020
CHARLESTON — The 2020 gubernatorial election in West Virginia has five candidates competing for the top executive job in Mountain State government.
IRONTON — Dr. Colton Copley faces Doug Malone, an independent candidate, in the Nov. 3 general election for a four-year term on the Lawrence County Board of Commissioners.
Friday, October 30, 2020
Thursday, October 29, 2020
HUNTINGTON — The Cabell County Volunteer Fire Chiefs Association has made the following endorsements for candidates in the general election for their continued support for the volunteer fire departments in Cabell County, according to a news release from President Andrew Frazier:
CHARLESTON — For the second election in a row, a dark-money political group flooded West Virginia mailboxes with campaign mailers opposing Democratic candidates without registering with the state.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Monday, October 26, 2020
With little more than a week until voting ends in the 2020 general election, West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner said the state has not become a target of foreign countries attempting to interfere in the election and sow discord in the United States.
Saturday, October 24, 2020
CHARLESTON — It’s nothing short of a love for the work that has the two candidates for West Virginia auditor returning to the campaign trail in 2020.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
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GENERAL ELECTION: Nov. 3
- Paula Jean Swearengin (D)
- Shelley Moore Capito (i) (R)
- David Moran (L)
U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESDISTRICT 1
- Natalie Cline (D)
- David B. McKinley (i) (R)
- Cathy Kunkel (D)
- Alex X. Mooney (i) (R)
- Sam Brown Petsonk (D)
- Patrick Morrisey (i) (R)
COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE
- Mary Ann Roebuck Claytor (D)
- John McCuskey (i) (R)
SECRETARY OF STATE
- John Perdue (i) (D)
- Riley Moore (R)
STATE SENATEDISTRICT 5 (Cabell, part of Wayne)
- Chandler Swope (i) (R)
HOUSE OF DELEGATESDISTRICT 16 (parts of Cabell and Lincoln) (3 seats)
- Paul David Ross (D)
- Evan Worrell (i) (R)
- Cecil Silva (D)
- Jeff Eldridge (D)
- Zack Maynard (i) (R)
- Joseph "Joe" Jeffries (i) (R)
CABELL COUNTY RACES
- Irv Johnson (R) (i)
- Sean Hammers (i) (D)
- Chuck Zerkle (i) (D)
COUNCIL DISTRICT 1
- Stephanie Heck (D)
- Todd Sweeney (R)
COUNCIL DISTRICT 3
COUNCIL DISTRICT 4
COUNCIL DISTRICT 5
COUNCIL DISTRICT 6
COUNCIL DISTRICT 7
COUNCIL DISTRICT 8
COUNCIL DISTRICT 9
COUNCIL AT-LARGE (2 seats)
WAYNE COUNTY RACES
- Ric Browning (D)
- Robert M. Thompson (i) (D)
- Rick Thompson (i) (D)
- Matthew Strogen (i) (D)