D.C. attorney files to run for AG in W.Va.

Chris Dickerson Jan. 28, 2012, 7:13pm


CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - An attorney with a history in health care matters has filed to run for West Virginia Attorney General against incumbent Democrat Darrell McGraw.

Patrick Morrisey, a Republican who lives in Harpers Ferry, filed to run against McGraw on Saturday, the final day candidates could join the race. As of 8 p.m., neither of them had any opposition in their respective primaries.

The primary election is May 8, and the general election is Nov. 6.

State Republican Party Chairman Mike Stuart praised Morrisey.

"Patrick Morrisey is a deeply experienced attorney who will join West Virginia with nearly 30 other states in challenging ObamaCare," Stuart said. "He will immediately bring instant respect to an important office that has faded because of cronyism and malaise.

"Darrell McGraw's reign of deceit and decades-long embarrassment to West Virginia has resulted in West Virginia being viewed as one of the least friendly states for business in the nation."

Morrisey is a partner in Washington, D.C. office of global law firm of King & Spalding. When he joined the firm in 2010, he was touted as a lawyer with "extensive experience in health care regulatory, reimbursement, policy, legislative, strategic counseling and pricing matters for pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers and health care providers and plans."

Read the full story at The West Virginia Record.

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