JEFFERSON COUNTY, West Virginia (WDVM) —The hill, a highly regarded media team that follows politics on Capitol Hill, investigates a fund established by West Virginia GOP Congressman Alex Mooney to fend off an ethics investigation.
Mooney’s campaign spokesman Mark Harris said the congressman is “cooperating fully” and has retained the services of a Washington, DC law firm for advice. At issue is the congressman’s use of campaign funds for overseas travel, trips to California and to a ski resort during the 2018 Christmas vacation. his campaign at Chick-fil-A, which are not considered legitimate campaign expenses. So how are Mooney voters reacting?
“There are ethics charges,” says Ronda Lehman, a Jefferson County resident. “These have not disappeared. You know, as they investigate further, they hang around. And now he wants legal help. That tells me he needs legal help, and he knows it.
Mooney was a state senator from Maryland before running for office in West Virginia. He will face Republican incumbent David McKinley in the May primary, in a new congressional district that combines the Mountain State’s northern and eastern beggars.