WV Supreme Court to hear arguments next month on campaign funding
August 10, 2012 ·
West Virginia's Supreme Court will hear arguments next month over whether to release additional public funds to a candidate running for the court.
Today’s order sets a Sept. 4 hearing in the case filed by Allen
The Republican earlier received
public funds through a program that offers an alternative to traditional
campaign cash, but the State Election Commission has so far balked at giving
Loughry additional money meant to help him keep pace with opponents.
Federal court rulings have
targeted such rescue funding in other states. But the commission is also siding
with Loughry and defending West Virginia's rescue funding provision in his
A would-be donor to Loughry's
Democratic opponents seeks to join the case. Mike Callaghan is also challenging
the rescue funding as unconstitutional in federal court.