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Panhandle Live for Oct. 24, 2012
by Hans Fogle,posted Oct 24 2012 12:03PM
We had a busy day! Craig Blair with the Berkeley County Republican Club started us off talking about a mailer the group has sent out to people all over the county. It has some information on the republican candidates up for election this year. I asked Craig, who is a candidate in the 15th Senatorial District himself, why the mailer did not identify itself on the front as being only republican. He said it was an effort to get more people to read it and learn what the slate of GOP candidates has to offer. You can also get Craig's take on straight ticket voting! Learn more about republicans in Berkeley County at the club's website.
Bryan Clark was in to take us behind the headlines with the Spirit of Jefferson. He previewed the latest edition ad its special 2012 Election Insert. Pick it up on news stands today. We also chatted with democratic candidate for the House of Delegates Stephen Skinner about his campaign. He explained some of his goals and highlighted the differences between he and his opponent. Learn more at
Republican Candidte for Attorney General Patrick Morissey joined us on the Frontier Communications Hotline. He had some criticism for incumbent Democrat Darrell McGraw. The Jefferson County resident has been critical of McGraw from the start, but spelled out his reasons today. Listen in and see what your take is, and visit Morissey's website to learn mroe about the campaign.
Republican running in the 16th Senate district Jim Ruland came by this morning as well. He talked a bit about himself and why he wanted to reenter the political arena. Find out what he wants to accomplish and how he'd like to do it. You can follow up more at Ruland's website.
And we spoke about a raffle that will benefit CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of the Eastern Panhandle. Executive Director Vicki Barnard joined us to talk about a raffle for a chance to meet LeAnn Rimes! The money raised is so important to CASA and the work they do. The drawing is coming up Nov. 8th at the Purple Iris. There are also volunteer opportunities all the time at CASA! Get involved today!