Alex Mooney wins his primary

We have written several times about Alex Mooney (Dartmouth ’93) who is running for Congress in West Virginia’s second congressional district. Tonight, Mooney won the Republican primary.

With more than 90 percent of the precincts reporting, Alex has 36 percent of the vote. His closest rival has 22.5 percent. No majority is required, so Alex is the Republican nominee.

He will face Democrat Nick Casey, a lawyer-lobbyist. He’s a hard core liberal (though he probably won’t run as such) who supports Obamacare, but wanted to go further and nationalize health care in America.

Alex is a hard core conservative, and proud of it. So the voters of West Virginia’s Second District, who have been represented for years by the more centrist Republican Shirley Moore Capito (now the Republican nominee for the Senate), will have a stark contrast in their candidates this time.

It figures to be a tough contest, so Alex will need plenty of help. To support him, please go here.

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