Challenger says W.Va. AG been in office 'too long'

Chris Dickerson Jan. 30, 2012, 12:00pm


CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - The Republican who has filed to run for Attorney General against Darrell McGraw says he intends to take a fresh look at the role of the office.

Patrick Morrisey issued a press release Monday saying 20 years in office for McGraw "is just too long."

"We need a strong, new voice -- someone with the experience, knowledge and leadership to change the Office of Attorney General and help restrain Washington's appetite for spending, regulations, and mandates," said Morrisey, who lives in Harpers Ferry.

Morrisey a health care lawyer with the Washington, D.C., firm of King & Spalding, said he would bring "a new perspective to efforts to repeal Obamacare, curb federal and state government over-regulation, provide competent counsel on Medicaid matters, and advance meaningful ethics reform."

He stressed "strong disagreement" with McGraw on overturning ObamaCare.

"McGraw refused to join the 26-state legal challenge to ObamaCare and stood by as the Administration saddled West Virginians with new financial burdens, rising health care costs, and unconstitutional mandates," Morrisey said in his release. "My position on ObamaCare is clear: let's repeal it and start over."

To view the entire article, visit the West Virginia Record.

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