Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Kessler Makes Democratic Run for Governor Official

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Kessler Makes Democratic Run for Governor Official

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State Senate Minority Leader Jeff Kessler, D-Marshall, has officially become the third Democrat running for governor of West Virginia. Kessler filed for the office on Friday, the next-to-last day to file for the 2016 campaign. He was the first Democrat to announce last year that he would run.

Since then, coal billionaire Jim Justice and former U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin have joined the race as Democrats.

Senate President Bill Cole, R-Mercer, is the only candidate who has filed to run on the Republican side. No other candidates have filed.

Also Friday, Delegate Larry Faircloth, R-Berkeley, filed to run for state treasurer. Incumbent Treasurer John Perdue, a Democrat, is running for re-election. Republican Ann Urling, of Charleston, also has filed for treasurer. …

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