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Casey To Face Mooney In 2nd District U.S. House Race

Reported: May. 13, 2014 9:34 PM EDT
Updated: May. 13, 2014 11:30 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Heath Harrison) – Former West Virginia Democratic Party Chairman Nick Casey will face off with former Maryland Republican Party Chairman Alex Mooney in the race for West Virginia’s 2nd District U.S. House seat.

Casey defeated Del. Meshea Poore, D-Kanawha, for the race to fill the seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va.

Mooney defeated a crowded GOP field, including Ken Reed, Charlotte Lane, Steve Harrison, Ron Walters Jr., Jim Moss and Robert Fluharty.

Casey, a Charleston attorney, served as chairman of the West Virginia Democratic Party from 2004 to 2010.

Mooney, a former Maryland state senator, served as his state’s party head and moved to West Virginia in 2013 after opting out of a race for U.S. House in Maryland in 2012.

Capito is vacating the House seat to pursue a run for U.S. Senate.

Former CBS journalist Ed Rabel is seeking the nomination of the Mountain Party in the race.

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Heath Harrison) – Former West Virginia Democratic Party Chairman Nick Casey won his party’s nomination for the 2nd District U.S. House seat on Tuesday.

Casey defeated Del. Meshea Poore, D-Kanawha, for the race to fill the seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va.

Capito is seeking the U.S. Senate seat held by retiring Democrat Jay Rockefeller.

The race on the Republican side was still undecided. With 41 percent of precincts reporting, former Maryland Republican Party chair Alex Mooney was leading with 35 percent of the vote, Harper’s Ferry pharmacist Ken Reed followed at 35 percent, Bush administration trade official and ex-Del. Charlotte Lane was at 20 percent and former state Sen. Steve Harrison was at 14 percent.



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