Top West Virginia Contests Yield Big Fundraising Hauls

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – High-profile West Virginia candidates have made six- and seven-figure fundraising hauls.

In the three-way Democratic primary for governor, Jim Justice reported loaning himself almost $2 million and raising $582,000 since last March, with $1.2 million cash remaining.

Booth Goodwin reported $286,200 raised with $151,000 cash remaining. Jeff Kessler hasn’t released numbers yet.

In the uncontested Republican primary, Bill Cole’s campaign said it raised $1.1 million, with $549,000 cash left.

In the five-way nonpartisan Supreme Court race, Beth Walker reported $170,100 raised and a $250,000 loan from her husband. She has $347,400 cash left.

Incumbent Justice Brent Benjamin and Bill Wooton are using public campaign financing. Wayne King and Darrell McGraw haven’t yet released numbers.

The court race will be determined during the May 10 primary.

Campaign finance reports are due Friday night.