Posts Tagged ‘Senator Truman Chafin’

Taxpayers Money for Political Campaigns?

Friday, March 12th, 2010

There is a bill moving the final days of the Legislature that makes no sense.  The Manchin administration had proposed using taxpayer’s money to finance the 2012 Supreme Court race.

It now appears in a contested primary a candidate would get $200,000 of taxpayers’ money and $350,000 in the general election.  I have run campaigns and this is a “drop in the bucket”.

Besides I thought the Administration had asked state government agencies to take budget cuts.  Why start a new program to finance political campaigns.  If there is money to spend let’s create jobs with it.

Senate Majority Leader Truman Chafin (D-Mingo) has it right.  He has said “If you want to run for Supreme Court, raise your own money.”

Governors Race Moves to Mountains

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

Is there a more beautiful place than the mountains of Tucker County to campaign?

A Friends of Blackwater fund raiser was hosted Friday by Steve White and Chuck Smith two former chairs of the State Democratic Party. 

When two Democrats gather these days you can expect to find House Speaker Richard Thompson accompanied by democratic consultant Mike Plante.  With each passing event it appears Thompson’s potential candidacy has moved a step closer to reality. 

Remember when seven likely candidates made it to the annual Coalton homecoming celebration.  Since Thompson was the only candidate at the Blackwater event does this mean the White and Smith political organization is only pushing Thompson; or is Thompson courting them?

No speaking for Thompson on Friday he sang “Country Roads” with his guitar – bet we’ll see lots of that in the coming year.

 Senator Majority Leader Truman Chafin and former Senator Oshel Craigo were at the Tucker event.  Chafin is from Mingo County and Craigo from Putnam.  Not an easy trip to Tucker.  Wonder what they are up to?

Governor and Mrs. Joe Manchin were in attendance.  They have a home in Canaan Valley.