Denise Henry Morrisey, wife of Attorney General and candidate for Governor Patrick Morrisey, has made it known to Republican women in the state that she is personally funding a lawsuit that targets the Republican women in Putnam, Mingo, Cabell and Raleigh counties.
The lawsuit stems from local groups filing documents to comply with state law after it was discovered and confirmed with the Secretary of State that the organization and its previous board members including Morrisey were not in compliance with state law.
The Morrisey-backed group seeks to block these actions.
The Republican Women targeted in the Morrisey-funded lawsuit are responsible for many community service projects and support Republican candidates in general elections. The groups are largely made up of retired and senior ladies who meet regularly for lunch and conduct community service programs like “Caring For America.” Some of the many projects these service groups have completed include scholarships for youth, revamping animal shelters, landscaping at the courthouse, supporting domestic violence shelters, and winning national awards for supporting veterans groups.
“It is unclear why Mrs. Morrisey has decided to launch this vendetta against us”, said one member from Cabell County. “We were just trying to follow the law and do what the state said needed to be done. Now they’re trying to shut us down, and that’s going to hurt a lot of people.”
Members of the Greenbrier County Republican party have previously labeled Mrs. Morrisey as a “bully” who has used her political influence and wealth to get her way.
The West Virginia Federation of Republican Women reorganized itself in September of this year to comply with state and federal laws. Their organizational meeting is planned for tomorrow. We will provide an update on their activities at that time. (wvrepublicanwomen.org).