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Republican Governor Candidates Show Over $5 Million Cash On Hand for Showdown in Q1.

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The race for West Virginia’s next governor continues to gain momentum and candidates. Currently, there are nine candidates. We estimate that six of these candidates are legitimate contenders with some having greater favorability than others. This means that it could take as few as 35,000 votes to win the Republican nomination, perhaps even fewer votes if turnout mimics the 2022 primary.

Chris Miller is the cash-on-hand leader with approximately 4 times the next closest opponent. It will be interesting to watch the out-of-state money that finds its way into the race.

CandidateContributionsExpendituresBalance
Terri Bradshaw (R)$0.00$0.00$0.00
Moore Capito (R)$783,670.99$78,205.39$705.465.60
Amy Grady (R)*exploratoryexploratory$21,650.10*
JB McCuskey (R)$524,952.93$138,793.85$387,052.53
Chris Miller (R)$616,999.39$197,883.34$3,322,540.89
Patrick Morrisey (R)*$0.00$0.00$505,050.77*
Edwin Vanover (R)-no filings
Mac Warner (R)$227,802.34$65,784.32$162,081.02
Rashida Yost (R)$2,920.41$1,920.41$2,000.00
* Balance is reported excess campaign funds from a previous campaign.

To put this dollar amount into perspective the Kentucky Governor’s race has 14 Republicans in the field, is just over a month away and candidates combined have raised only $3.7 million. West Virginia has 455,644 registered Republicans while Kentucky has 1,585,414. This means the campaigns in Kentucky are spending an average of $2.33 per voter while West Virginia is on pace over a year away from the election spending $11.16 (almost 5 times more).

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From the WV Statewide News Team. Articles depicting "Staff Writer" indicate the content was prepared by several members of the news team.