They Know David: Newspapers Agree, McKinley Has Earned Re-Election

Morgantown, WV- Newspapers across the district have weighed in on the First District race, and the choice is clear. Congressman David McKinley has completed a clean sweep, earning the endorsement of 9 newspapers from Weirton to Parkersburg to Morgantown.


“The support we’ve received from voters, organizations, and newspapers across northern West Virginia is humbling,” said McKinley. “We’ve been able to build a broad coalition by working hard on the issues West Virginians care about most.”

McKinley’s record on energy issues, his background as a business owner and engineer, and his responsiveness to constituents are common themes across the endorsements.

The McKinley for Congress campaign released a video today with the endorsement highlights: Click here to watch.

  • Times West Virginian: “The congressman also constantly holds roundtable discussions with elected officials, those from the business sector, veterans, students, teachers, leaders in the community. Because that’s who he answers to, and that’s who he serves — the people of West Virginia.”
  • Clarksburg Exponent Telegram: “McKinley also has shown great understanding and a reasoned approach to the state’s problems with the EPA. And his engineering background, as well as his success in the business world, make him a strong advocate for energy industries and small businesses — the backbone of the state’s economy.”
  • The Intelligencer/News-Register: “Since early 2011, McKinley has served our region courageously and capably. He has fought hard to safeguard West Virginia jobs from liberal assaults such as the war on coal and Obamacare.”
  • Weirton Daily Times: “In ways ranging from service to individual constituents to concern about ensuring Social Security is there when older West Virginians need it, McKinley has justified our confidence in him.”
  • Parkersburg News and Sentinel: “The list of endorsements of him merits notice because of its depth and breadth. Both union and business groups back him. So do the Farm Bureau, National Rifle Association, West Virginia Coal Association and West Virginians for Life, to name just a few.”

“Being a voice for West Virginians in Washington is not a job I take lightly,” said McKinley. “I’m grateful for the support we’ve earned. We will continue to fight for West Virginia families to make sure they have a brighter future.”  


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