CHARLES TOWN – Attorney General Patrick Morrisey loaned his campaign $1.44 million on the way to his election in 2012. Recent campaign finance reports show that $1.36 million of those loans are still outstanding, despite three post-election fundraisers he has held.
Morrisey’s annual report shows that he has received $167,323 in total contributions designated for paying down the debt his campaign fund owes him since winning the office, and becoming the first Republican attorney general in nearly a century.
Morrisey held three fundraisers in December to help pay down the debts. One, held on K Street in Washington, D.C., netted him $55,500, nearly all of which came from out-of-state sources. Another, held in Charleston, garnered him $68,200 from a mix of in-state and out-of-state sources. A third, held in Weirton, raised $6,750 from in-state sources.
Morrisey also received $36,310 in donations from an even mix of in-state and out-of-state sources.