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W.Va. Legislature Approve New Congress Districts, Awaits Gov. Justice Signature

Both chambers the West Virginia Legislature approved a congressional map that splits the state into two districts. One district to the north and a southern district.

The House voted 84-12 in favor of the map. Four delegates did not vote.

All three U.S. Representatives announced their intentions to run for re-election in the 2022 mid-terms Thursday afternoon.

Congressmen Alex Mooney and David McKinley are set for a primary face-off on the Republican ticket the northern district two.

McKinley said the people of his congressional district, “deserve a Congressman who delivers results, not just rhetoric. They deserve a conservative fighter who is looking out for them, not their own interests.”

Mooney declared himself, “A proud member of the Freedom Caucus, unwavering supporter of President Trump and the son of a Cuban refugee, I will not back down on this fight for the future of America.”

Congresswoman Carol Miller would seek election to the first district and said, “I look forward to continuing to work to bring more opportunity, investment and good-paying jobs to the Mountain State.”

The state Senate approved the map on Wednesday with a vote 30-2.

The bill now moves to Governor Justice’s desk for his signature.



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