Republican Governors Association Executive Director Phil Cox issued the following statement regarding Bill Maloney’s decision to enter the West Virginia governor’s race:
“Bill Maloney’s decision gives Republicans an excellent opportunity to win the governor’s office this year. The more West Virginians got to know Bill last year, the more they liked his plans to revitalize West Virginia.
For Earl Ray Tomblin, the opposite is true. The more voters learned about his self-enriching, forty-year political career, the less they liked him. This year is the voters’ best chance to finally end the status quo, insider way of doing politics in West Virginia.
The RGA welcomes Bill Maloney to the governor’s race.”