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What They’re Saying About  West Virginia Republicans’ “Battle Royale” Senate Primary

Brad McElhinney: “The bottom line is they are already being very aggressive.”

West Virginia’s “battle royale” Senate primary officially kicked off yesterday with dueling ads and blistering attacks. See what they’re saying about day one of the  “messy,” “costly,” and “bruising intraparty fight” between Alex Mooney and Jim Justice: 

“The bottom line is they are already being very aggressive. They’ve had an ad of their own. Mooney had a telephone town hall while Justice was speaking last night, and they’re already coming out with hot takes on social media and via email. So you see what the Mooney strategy is going to be.” ~ Brad McElhinney on Talkline with Hoppy Kercheval on 4/28/23

“Jim Justice also has a problem with Republicans. He has to get through a Republican primary first”

WBOY: Mooney launches ‘phonyjustice.com’ attack website

“The site targets several of Justice’s positions that Mooney’s campaign says add up to a “Liberal Record,”

“Meanwhile, the Club for Growth has already committed $10 million to support Mooney.

‘West Virginia voters want a principled conservative like Alex Mooney who will fight the out-of-control spending and woke policies coming from Washington. The fact is Jim Justice is Mitch McConnell’s handpicked candidate, and would support the reckless spending that Manchin voted for and more,’ Club for Growth Action President David McIntosh said in a statement.” [ABC News, 4/28/23]

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