BACK PEW: Politics is outweighing policy so far this session

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV January 21, 2024 While legislative leadership is talking publicly about bread & butter issues like child care and economic development, the tenor of this legislative is much different on a day to day basis. Why is that? In this week’s column, I dive into the politics, rather than the policies, that […]

Chris Miller has more money in the bank than all other candidates for governor combined

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV With more than $7 million in combined campaign contributions, the race to be West Virginia’s next governor is attracting national attention. Patrick Morrisey is raking in thousands of contributions, including controversial ones, from across the country while Moore Capito is pulling in money from the state’s power players. But businessman Chris […]

BACK PEW: Making sense of the governor’s race

By Stephen Baldwin This week, the four leading Republican gubernatorial candidates gathered at The Greenbrier for a forum hosted by the WV Chamber of Commerce. (Full coverage of the forum is available here.) Folks reached out to ask a number of questions about the race, so I’ll do my best to give a lay of […]

Millions pour into governor’s race, donors include Harlan Crow & Robert Mercer

It’s still 16 months until the 2024 election, but the donations are already rolling in for politicians seeking statewide office. RealWV is following the money via public reports from candidates. In the latest quarterly reports released Friday evening, current Attorney General Patrick Morrisey reported donations over $1.3 million towards his gubernatorial run – primarily from […]