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Chris Miller Leads Fundraising in WV Governor Race

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Ron Gregory Political Columnist - WV Statewide News

The showman/businessman is never to be out done. And in this case, he’s right as usual.

Huntington’s premier auto dealer texted us as we lauded the fund raising skills of one of his GOP Primary opponents for Governor last week.

Tom and I on the Tom Roten Morning Show had just started to praise Secretary of State Mac Warner for raising $224,000 when the King of the local car dealers started texting.

I’m not being sarcastic when I praise Chris Miller. He truly is in a class by himself.

Did we realize he’d raised 25 times that, he asked.

The answer was an apologetic no. Neither Tom nor I had glanced at the latest campaign financial reports. We were commenting on a press release we’d just received from Warner. Naturally he didn’t brag on Miller.

But now we can report that Miller is the top money raiser in the Republican governor field.  

In a campaign press release, he reports raising $3,510,599 since his campaign launch a year ago.

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Miller reports cash on hand of $3,281,204 after raising this quarter.The percent of In-state contributions is an impressive 96%. And that’s three MILLION NOT THOUSAND. Wow!

Obviously, Miller is a formidable candidate with a real shot at being governor. His mother is Congresswoman Carol Miller. She’s extremely popular, which doesn’t hurt his chances.

Chris Miller is a conservative Republican and business leader in West Virginia who employs nearly 600 people. He and his wife, Cassie, reside in Huntington, where they’re raising three children.

Anyone who doesn’t take him seriously is making a huge mistake. He could well be the next Governor

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  • Ron Gregory

    From Mayor of Glenville at age 26 to Assistant Mayor of Charleston, management of various public entities, and countless political races in West Virginia – Ron Gregory is the most noted political correspondent in the state. View all posts

From Mayor of Glenville at age 26 to Assistant Mayor of Charleston, management of various public entities, and countless political races in West Virginia - Ron Gregory is the most noted political correspondent in the state.