Rep. Alex Mooney held a commanding lead Tuesday in his bid for a fourth term representing the 2nd Congressional District.
As of 10 p.m. with more than three-fourths of precincts reporting, Mooney had tallied 136,789 votes to Democratic challenger Cathy Kunkel’s 86,883, according to MetroNews.
Mooney, who served in the Maryland state Senate from 1999 to 2011, has touted manufacturing as a key to expanding the district’s economy. Mooney has also consistently spoken out against adding to the national debt.
“[West Virginia] has to have a balanced budget, and we don’t have one [at the federal level],” Mooney said.
Mooney, 49, of Charles Town has voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, colloquially known as “Obamacare,” supporting in 2017 the American Health Care Act, which failed to pass but would have weakened protections for those with preexisting conditions.
In June, he voted against expanding the availability of Affordable Care Act