Category Archives: Campaign Finance
Information regarding candidates and officials campaign finances.
In their first three months in office, US Senator Joe Manchin and US Congressman David McKinley have collectively raised over $1 million for their re-election campaigns. Manchin raised exactly $529,106; $151,844 from individuals and $376,855 from PAC’s. McKinley raised a total of $539,736; $377,904 from individuals and $158,750 from PAC’s. Manchin’s re-election campaign’s cash-on-hand is $861,125 and McKinley’s is $500,557. Read the rest of this entry
With campaign finance reports due this past Friday, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and Republican hopeful Bill Maloney are the leading candidates for Governor from their party in terms of fundraising. Tomblin, current President of the WV Senate and acting Governor of WV, reportedly raised over $1 million, with approximately $922,000 still on-hand. Republican Bill Maloney, while leading his party decisively, has only raised about $139,000, but due to him loaning his campaign $250,000, still has about $330,000 on-hand. Read the rest of this entry
Bob Beach and Cindy Frich are vying for the State Senate Seat out of District 13 in West Virginia. Both candidates have extensive political experience, specifically they have both served in the West Virginia House of Delegates.
Beach, being the Democrat on the ticket, was appointed in 1998 and is still in office. Frich, being the Republican, served in the HoD from 2002-2006. Frich’s professional career has varied from sales clerk to political columnist, while Beach was a retail manager for 20 years. Both have also answered Project Vote Smart’s Issue Positions Questionnaire, also known as their “Political Courage Test”. You can view Beach’s responses here and Frich’s responses here. Read the rest of this entry
Michael Oliverio and David McKinley are competing for the same office out of the 1st Congressional district of West Virginia. The most obvious differences between these two candidate is their political party, Oliverio being a Democrat and McKinley being a Republican; it’s noteworthy considering that West Virginia tends to vote predominately Democrat. Read the rest of this entry