WV AG RACE UPDATE: DAGA Statement on Democratic Primary

June 11, 2020


WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA) released the following statement from Executive Director Sean Rankin on the status of the Democratic primary in the West Virginia race for Attorney General.

Statement from Sean Rankin, Executive Director of the Democratic Attorneys General Association:

“As we await the official decision in the Democratic Primary for Attorney General, I would like to thank both Isaac Sponaugle and Sam Petsonk for their efforts, hard work, and commitment to serving the people of their state. I think we all agree that the real focus is not on each other but on taking down Patrick Morrisey in November.”

“Patrick Morrisey is the Matt Bevin of West Virginia politics, and it is time for him to go home to Washington, DC or New Jersey. He is seriously out of touch with West Virginians, and as a carpet-bagger, he was always more interested in what West Virginia could do for his political ambitions than what he could do for the people of West Virginia. Morrisey continues to plow forward with a lawsuit to undermine health insurance for nearly 750,000 West Virginians with pre-existing conditions and who are at risk of losing health care coverage. And at a time when communities across the state continue to be devastated by the opioid epidemic, Morrisey blocked local efforts to find justice for people ravaged by the opioid crisis. There is a reason he is known as Pain Pill Pat, and there is a reason West Virginians rejected his run for U.S. Senate 2 years ago. It’s past time that West Virginia had an Attorney General who puts the needs of West Virginia families above his own ambitions.”

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