The West Virginia Republican Party Chairman sees Nick Casey’s announcement last week as a non-event.

“I’m perfectly happy to allow Nick Casey to run around West Virginia to campaign, he can even bring the letter from Joe Manchin that he had that endorsed him,” said Republican Party Chairman Conrad Lucas.

Casey, the former West Virginia Democratic Party Chairman, announced his plans of running for 2nd District Congress in 2014.

Lucas said Democrats are bringing out a liberal former party chair whose going to have to face a very conservative electorate.

“What we have is a district here that Mitt Romney won by 30 points and a state where Mitt Romney won by 27. We had Congresswoman Capitol in this district win by 40 points this time,” said Lucas. “This has become great territory for us.”

In addition to the area being very conservative, Lucas said they have many strong candidates to choose from to run in the Second District Race next year.

“There are several running around making the Lincoln Day Dinner rounds and I believe the field will begin to narrow as filing deadline comes closer, but we have an incredibly strong bench now,” said Lucas.

Lucas said he is not worried about Casey running. He instead is just excited to see how everything plays out and which republican candidate comes out the victor.

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  • Habib Haddad

    Jesco White as campaign chairman. Now that's funny. I don't care who you are.

  • JJ

    Ross, New York called. You're due back....

  • Ross Ballard

    Casey has to deal with the rampant racism in the 2nd district. Watch how the conservatives will hang Obama around his neck like an albatross. Republicans own the whites only, old testament, science hating, self loathing vote that keeps us at the bottom of prosperity and the laughing stock of America. He must appeal to the Teavangelical blog blathers who speak for the Republican base and that isn't going to happen. Casey might have a chance if he hires Jesco White to run his campaign.

    • mntrbob

      Nothing positive to say, so you pull out the race card.

      • Andy

        mntrbob: exactly. It is so easy for those idiots to spew nonsense as long as they throw in some key words like black and Obama and 'science hating' (ahahaha, what does that even mean? he's joking, right? amirite?) and he has himself a typical liberal response on his hands. He needs to go, I don't know, read a book or something and then come back once he's learned a few new words.

    • Wowbagger


      You do know that the KKK were all Democrats don't you?

      Mr. Casey is a good party man and will vote for Nancy Pelosi and support Obama's policies when the Democrats need the votes just like his buddy Joe Manchin does in the Senate!

  • zero tolerance

    Mr Lucas,
    Nothing wrong with being confident, but being arrogant and seedy isn't going to help your cause. If someone offfers the right entitlement campaign package you will have a fight on your hands.

    • wvman75

      Entitlement campaign package. The liberal mantra.