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  Maloney wins GOP primary; Tomblin gets Democratic nod [WV Governor]
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Last EditedCOSDem  May 14, 2011 08:20pm
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MediaNewspaper - Charleston Gazette
News DateSunday, May 15, 2011 02:20:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionMorgantown businessman Bill Maloney, a first-time candidate, won the Republican nomination for governor on Saturday in an upset over former secretary of state Betty Ireland. State Senate President Earl Ray Tomblin cruised to victory on the Democratic side.

With 1,360 of 1,883 statewide precincts reporting, Maloney had 45 percent and Ireland had 32 percent. They were far outdistancing the next-closest candidate, state Sen. Clark Barnes, who had 9 percent.

Other GOP candidates included former delegate Larry Faircloth, who got 5 percent of the vote, and Delegate Mitch Carmichael and Putnam County prosecutor Mark Sorsaia, each with 4 percent.
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