CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — Republican congressional nominee Alex Mooney isn’t shy about sharing his true feelings.
“I’ve never hid who I was. I”m a strong conservative and I’m a fighter,” he said Monday on MetroNews Talkline. “There’s going to be great differences between me and the Democrat opponent. Nick Casey is a nice man, but he’s a liberal.”
Mooney is banking on voters in the Second Congressional District choosing his side as they head to the polls in November. He handily won the Republican primary amid seven different candidates by a fairly wide margin. He believed his message resonated with the people of the district.
“They want spending under control. This is not even an issue where it’s a moderate,conservative or liberal,” said Mooney. “The voters of West Virginia want to see the federal government balance the budget, just like they balance their budget. I think this is an issue the resonates with all voters.”
Mooney said West Virginia voters will have a clear choice in the Second Congressional District in November. He said he’s more than willing to share the differences between himself and Democrat nominee Nick Casey.
“I’m a conservative, I’ll fight to repeal Obamacare. He (Casey) supports Obamacare,” he said. “I’m solidly pro Second Amendment, Nick Casey believes in some gun control laws.”
Mooney served 12 years in the Maryland state Senate and for two years as the chairman of the Maryland State Republican party. He moved to Charles Town in February 2013. Many have used his late arrival to the state as fodder for criticism, saying he only switched his zip code to gain a political advantage.
“I chose to live in West Virginia because I want to live in a state that shares my values and my conservative value,” said Mooney.