Rep. Mollohan Files For Re-election

Posted January 18, 2010 at 2:56pm

Rep. Alan B. Mollohan (D-W.Va.) on Monday officially filed to run for re-election this year, dismissing an effort by Republican officials to prod him into retirement.

That Mollohan is seeking re-election isn’t a surprise, for his staff previously said that he would run for a 15th term in West Virginia’s 1st district. But GOP officials have been goading him for weeks, saying that ongoing questions about his ethical behavior and a favorable political climate for Republicans might make him think twice about running again in a district that voted strongly for John McCain (R) in the 2008 presidential election.

Republicans David McKinley, an engineer and former state legislator, and Mac Warner, a businessman and military veteran, have filed to run in the May 11 primary election. The National Republican Congressional Committee has spoken highly of McKinley, who is expected to put some of his personal resources into the campaign. CQ Politics recently met with Warner in Washington, D.C.