In a result that resonates across the border in his old state — and may radiate across the country — U.S. Rep. Alex X. Mooney (R-W.Va.), a former Maryland state senator, rode the support of President Trump to defeat another Republican congressman in a rare member vs. member GOP primary contest Tuesday. With an estimated 99% of the primary vote counted Tuesday night, Mooney had 54% to 36% for U.S. Rep. David McKinley (R), with the rest of the ballots split among lesser-known candidates. The two members of the House of Representatives were thrust into the same district because the Mountaineer State lost population over the last decade — and lost a seat in the latest round of congressional reapportionment as a result.
Ex-Marylander Mooney Survives Primary in W.Va. Here’s Why It Matters in Md.
May 11, 2022