Glen Gainer

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The auditor of West Virginia will be the next president and CEO of the National White Collar Crime Center in Richmond, Virginia.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that Glen Gainer will oversee day-to-day operations at the center starting May 15.

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West Virginia State Auditor Glen Gainer will resign from his position earlier than expected.

Longtime State Auditor Glen Gainer announced Thursday he will be stepping down from his position on May 14 to take a job with a Virginia-based nonprofit group.

West Virginia Morning
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On West Virginia Morning, a full rundown of reports about last night’s election results.  Our reporters were at the campaign parties to hear the victory and concession speeches.  And we’ll check in with our political analyst Dr. Robert Rupp about the new Republican majority in the House of Delegates.

West Virginia Morning
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On West Virginia Morning, State Auditor Glen Gainer discusses his candidacy for the First Congressional District.  And Clark Davis reports on a WVU study that looks at the connection between the arrest records of NFL players and their salaries.

State Auditor Glen Gainer says his campaign efforts in the 1st Congressional District are "grassroots" and he's working to reach out to the voter on a individual level instead of wasting precious campaign dollars on television advertising.

In our reporter roundtable, Misty Poe, managing editor of the Times West Virginian, says while that may be his focus, she's not seeing those grassroots efforts in the 1st District. Dave Boucher with the Charleston Daily Mail adds a statewide perspective to that race.

We profile Mountain Party candidate for U. S. Senate Bob Henry Baber who has run for political office in the past, and Dr. Neil Berch from West Virginia University discusses the political implications of Sen. Joe Manchin's vote not to send U. S. aid to Syrian rebels in their fight against ISIS.


Democrat Natalie Tennant and Republican Shelley Moore Capito will attend a U.S. Senate candidate forum next week.

State Chamber of Commerce President Steve Roberts says they'll participate in the Aug. 28 event as part of the chamber's annual meeting at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs.

In the 2nd Congressional District, Democrat Nick Casey and Republican Alex Mooney will participate in a chamber forum Aug 29. The same day, Democrat Glen Gainer and Republican Congressman David McKinley will attend a 1st District forum.