Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

News

Trump-Endorsed Republican Jim Justice Wins WV Primary

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice has won the primary in that state and is poised to fill the seat left vacant by outgoing Democrat Senator Joe Manchin. Justice, backed by Donald Trump, was the favorite to win.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and WV sitting Senator Shelley Moore Capito also supported Justice.

Justice beat out nearest competitor Alexander Mooney 59.7 percent to Mooney’s 29.4 percent. Mooney has served in Congress for the state. Justice is a heavy favorite in November.

Trump won the state in 2020 by more than 2-to-1. Justice was leading Manchin in polling even prior to Manchin’s announcement that he would not run again.

If Justice wins the general in November, as he is projected to do, he will aid Republicans in the Senate and give West Virginians another conservative in Congress.

Manchin, while a thorn in the side of the Democrats especially on fossil fuels and energy issues, voted with his party on other issues. Justice has made his money in coal.

There are 23 seats on ballots across the US that Democrats need to hold to retain their Senate majority, including hotly contested ones in red-leaning states such as Ohio and Montana as well as West Virginia.

Manchin, who announced his departure from the Senate in November, has vowed to travel the country to try to bring Americans together in his retirement.

READ 3 COMMENTS
  • RA says:

    Congrats on the win. I hope Justice wins in November fair and square. The demonrats will probably pull out all the dirty tricks to try and save this seat

  • See more says:

    I hope Justice can carry West Virginia all the way and win election day. Sounds like a good pick.

  • Janice Oliver says:

    Way to go West Virginia! Jim Justice, We hope you will do right for the citizens of your state!

  • TOP STORIES

    News

    As lawfare against former President Donald Trump continues, special counsel Jack Smith is facing backlash for his actions in Trump’s classified documents case. In...

    News

    Ian Smith, co-owner of Atilis Gym in Bellmawr, New Jersey, has achieved a monumental victory. A New Jersey court has dismissed all 80 charges...

    News

    A 17-year-old rapper in Virginia has fatally shot himself while filming a TikTok video playing with a gun, according to reports. The teenager uses...

    News

    As official mourning for Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi was declared by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, other Iranians at home and abroad celebrated his death....

    >