David McKinley tries to tie himself to Trump in heated West Virginia House GOP primary

David McKinley tries to tie himself to Trump in heated West Virginia House GOP primary


Rep. David McKinley is trying to convince primary voters in West Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District he’s the real Donald Trump-type Republican, even though the former president endorsed his rival.

McKinley is set to face off Tuesday against Rep. Alex Mooney, a fellow West Virginia GOP House member with whom he is vying for the same seat, since the state is losing one of its three districts due to population decline.

In the final days before the primary, McKinley’s campaign is texting voters a video of the former president praising him.

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The race between McKinley and Mooney, a member of the House Freedom Caucus, has been bitterly fought. Both candidates launched fierce attacks against one another in the newly configured 2nd

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