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February 12, 2016

Tea Party Group Endorses Candidate in West Virginia

The Madison Project PAC, a national group aligned with the tea party, announced Monday it endorsed former Maryland GOP Chairman Alex Mooney for West Virginia’s 2nd District.

“When we research candidates that have held prior elected office, we hold their voting record to the same level of scrutiny as we do the words they use in their campaign speeches and political rhetoric — few pass that scrutiny as well as Alex Mooney,” Madison Project political director Drew Ryun said in a news release.

Prior to running the state party, Mooney was a Maryland state legislator. He moved to West Virginia early last year and later declared his candidacy for the open seat race.

Mooney is in a crowded primary in the race to replace Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., who is running for  Senate. The race is rated Leans Republican by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.

  • Gregory Williams

    Another cult conservative carpetbagger-bagger and the extremists love him … that alone is reason enough to make sure he does not get elected – and it shows that in yet another state those running on the republican ticket do not care about the local district they seek to represent they only care about NATIONAL power and STATE level power so they can advance their hate fueled with ignorance agenda.

    The democrats should always push the fact that extremists are district shopping and that locals should reject Carpoetbagger-baggers on the grounds that they seek to impose an outsiders extremist POV on good local people… a “repel the foreign cancerous political invasion that divides neighbors and kills local control and representation” message should be deployed early and re-enforced consistently and constatntly and cast it as a local community protection measure that rejects the messages of extremist division and obstructionist politics practiced by any and all so called conservatives.

  • Layla

    I would suggest that the Democrats need to worry more about this economic disaster they have helped to foist upon the American people, the worst since the great depression.

    Extremist politics? When the Constitution becomes extremism, the voters know what to do.

  • gardenSalsa64

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