MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The leader of a national Republican training organization says Democrats are not addressing the concerns of many West Virginians and that will hurt them at the polls this year.
“It is a state that continues to be philosophically conservative and, as voters get a better understanding of the fact that their current representatives aren’t voting in a conservative fashion, they’re going to the place where they are — which is Republicans,” said David Avella, president of GOPAC, of West Virginia.
GOPAC, an organization created in 1978, coaches Republican candidates on ways to communicate conservative ideas and solutions with the goal of preparing Republicans to run for higher office.
Avella was a guest on Thursday’s MetroNews “Talkline” before a scheduled appearance at a Morgantown fundraiser for Kris Warner on Thursday night. Warner is running for the Republican nomination for state Senate in the 13th District, the seat Sen. Bob Beach (D-Monongalia, 13) currently holds.
Avella — a native of Martinsburg and graduate of Shepherd University — said the GOP wants to be in charge in Charleston and in Washington, D.C. “Republican leaders would welcome that opportunity to get a chance to put proven, conservative, pro-growth policies in place that would create jobs,” he said.
West Virginia’s Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, May 13.