CHARLESTON – Incoming Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s victorious 2012 campaign has a $1 million debt hangover he is attempting to remedy with fundraisers in Charleston, according to reports from the Charleston Daily Mail.
Morrisey lent his campaign well over $900,000, and, now that he has won, he hopes more donations will allow him to pay himself back.
Morrisey is far from being alone in the predicament. Both State Supreme Court candidate Tish Chafin and gubernatorial candidate Bill Maloney lent their campaigns more, and their losses likely mean they will have to shoulder the debts themselves.
Donations to Morrisey’s campaign will not be reported until next spring, when the next state campaign finance reports are due.