Republican Governors Association Executive Director Phil Cox issued the following statement about the results of today’s West Virginia gubernatorial primary:
“Bill Maloney’s victory gives Republicans a great opportunity to win back the governorship. Bill knows what it takes to create jobs and meet a payroll, and that’s exactly the type of experience voters have been responding to in states across the country. Bill will bring a job-creator’s mentality to Charleston, something West Virginia desperately needs. West Virginians know they need an honest leader who will bring new ideas and solutions to the state’s many challenges.
“Earl Ray Tomblin has been one of the most powerful politicians in the state for more than 15 years, but under his watch too many West Virginians continue to struggle to make ends meet. Meanwhile, critical issues like the Marcellus Shale and solving the state’s debt crisis – which threatens thousands of state workers – have been ignored.”