W.Va. Candidates File for Congress, State Offices

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia's May 8 primary will
feature contested races for Congress, governor and Supreme Court.

But most other federal and statewide candidates will run unopposed.

The filing period ended Saturday with nearly 290 people filing
for federal, statewide and legislative offices. The Secretary of
State's office will accept mailed-in filings postmarked by

Those who filed Saturday include Michael Davis of Elkins. He's
challenging U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito in the 2nd Congressional District's GOP primary.

Arne Moltis is again running for governor after losing last
year's Democratic special primary. He faces Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin in May.

The two-seat state Supreme Court race drew Louis Palmer. The
Democratic is a veteran lawyer at the court.

Sen. Mike Hall joined a fellow Putnam County Republican to run for treasurer.

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