Monday, August 10, 2015

W.Va. Delegate McCuskey to make political announcement Tues

(AP) — Republican state Del. JB McCuskey is planning an announcement about his political future.

The Kanawha County lawmaker says he will make his political intentions known at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the state Capitol.

The Charleston attorney is expected to pursue a bid for state auditor in the 2016 election. Democratic Auditor Glen Gainer has opened an account to raise re-election money.

McCuskey won his House of Delegates seat in 2012 and was re-elected last year.

Gainer first won the four-year auditor job in 1992 and was subsequently re-elected. He retained the seat after losing a northern West Virginia congressional challenge against Republican Rep. David McKinley last year.

There are no term limits for state auditor.