Daily Archives: April 19, 2012

West Virginia Rolls Out Public Financing for Judges

By Billy Corriher After Massey Energy Co. spent enormous sums of money to influence elections for the West Virginia Supreme Court, the state created a pilot public financing program to free judicial candidates from outside influence.  Only one candidate (out of eight) in this year’s election has accepted public funding.  Republican Allen Loughry, a longtime clerk at…

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