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Conservative PAC Endorses Mooney In U.S. House Race

Reported: Apr. 24, 2014 8:55 PM EDT
Updated: Apr. 24, 2014 9:00 PM EDT
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MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (Heath Harrison) – Republican Alex Mooney has secured the endorsement of another national conservative organization in the race for West Virginia’s 2nd Congressional district.

The American Conservative Union PAC endorsed Mooney’s bid on Thursday.

“Alex Mooney is the clear conservative choice in West Virginia’s Second District,” ACU Director of Government Relations Larry Hart said in a statement. “If elected, he will join a new generation of conservative leaders in Congress who are growing in number. We urge all conservatives to support Alex Mooney in the Republican Primary May 13.”

Mooney, a former Maryland Republican chair and state senator, moved to West Virginia in 2013, after withdrawing from a race for a U.S House seat in Maryland. He faces Charlotte Lane, Steve Harrison, Ron Walters, Jr., Jim Moss, Ken Reed and Robert Fluharty in the May 13 Republican primary.

He has been endorsed in the primary race by Tea Party Express, Gun Rights PAC, Gun Owners of America, the Family Research Council, Citizens United and conservative pundit Ann Coulter.

American Conservative Union PAC is the political arm of the American Conservative Union, one of the oldest conservative lobbying organizations in the U.S.. ACU was founded by conservative author William F. Buckley Jr. in 1964.



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