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West Virginia Attorney General Heads National Group

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has become chairman of the national organization of Republican attorneys general.

Morrisey, recently re-elected to a second term, was vice chairman and in line to head the Republican Attorney Generals Association at the end of the year.

However, that was advanced when the chairman, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange, was chosen to fill the Senate seat of Jeff Sessions, now U.S. attorney general.

The group has been involved in challenges to federal regulations under the Obama administration.

Morrisey says there will likely be 29 Republican state attorneys general when New Hampshire’s governor selects someone this spring.

He says litigation continues over environmental rules they regarded as overreach and they want to ensure what they see as positive changes by the Trump administration are upheld.