Monday, January 28, 2008
I am looking forward to an encouraging Spring and then taking the fight to Darrell McGraw right up to November. Looking at the rest of the filings, I see a lot of good republican candidates up and down the ballot, and look forward to working with everyone to win victories for our state.
Even though I find myself spending more and more time on politics (spending time both on my own campaign and on following the other state and national elections), I still have a booming legal practice. Whats more, I have been working to fully launch my law practice down here in Charleston, truely making my law office a statewide endeavor.
Well, good luck to everyone else who has filed to run for office.... lets all keep the best interest of West Virginia at heart throughout the entire cycle, and we can be sure that its the state who will win in the end.
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Afterwards, I spent some time talking with members of the legislature milling around the Capitol where I received a lot of encouragement.
After filing, I was interviewed by a number of media members, and you can find stories about my candidacy in several papers around the state, with links to many of those stories at my website at http://www.savewv.com/.
Thanks for stopping by, I look forward to really stepping up my blog now that the campaign has "officially" begun.
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
2004 Attorney General Election Returns
Eight tenths of one percent . . . That’s how close we came to winning the Attorney General’s race in 2004 -- the closest Attorney General race in
Only two (2) votes per precinct prevented us from changing
Forbes Magazine just ranked
DEAD LAST in business climate. . . and
DEAD LAST in legal climate!!
THE MAIN REASON: Darrell McGraw
Darrell McGraw and his liberal cronies have made
His “sue-first” mentality and the targeting of “deep pockets” to fill his political campaign coffers in the name of consumer education has created a business climate consistently ranked dead last in the nation.
Friends and family came to me and asked me to step up and take on Darrell McGraw again in 2008. It is their support which has brought me to this point. Now I am asking the people of West Virginia for their support, as well.
I believe that McGraw is leading the Attorney General’s office down a dangerous road. One that is seriously undermining the economy and legal system in our state. With your help, we can replace McGraw and put the AG’s office back on the right track.
Most people I talk to say they are tired of seeing our children and grandchildren leave the state to make a living and are fed up with seeing our jobs disappear. They are sick of seeing the Attorney General waste millions of our tax dollars to advance his own personal political agenda.
Last time, I took a message of positive change to the voters, and I came within less than one percent of winning the office of Attorney General despite being substantially outspent. Unfortunately, in 2004, the incumbent was able to use his taxpayer funded campaign to narrowly stay in office.
Today we have a new hope that, together, we can take back the office of Attorney General for the people of
I have spent my life fighting for what I believe in; fighting to make our state better, both as a Captain in the West Virginia Army National Guard and as a leader in
Now, I am asking you to join with me in an effort to bring real, honest change to the Attorney General’s office.
If elected, I will:
§ Stop Lawsuit Abuse
§ End “shake-down” tactics of current AG
§ Terminate contingent fee arrangements with trial lawyers
§ Open hiring practices to public scrutiny
§ End the practice of appointing special attorneys general
§ Submit all contracts to an open bidding process
§ Submit entire AG budget to the Legislature
§ Focus consumer protection division on protecting consumers
§ Focus on prosecuting criminals
§ Eliminate wasteful spending of the office
All we need now, is your support. . . and my hard work.
Together, we can put
We can do better. We must do better. And, with your help, we will do better!!
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
I recently filed as a precandidate with the West Virginia Secretary of State. I am forming an exploratory committee to start testing the waters over the next critical weeks.
We often hear about issues like "lawsuit abuse" or "misuse of power" and how they are bad for all of us...
...and each of us deals with the real impacts these issues everytime we see another family member leave the state, another job move on or higher prices in our stores.
I strongly believe that a change in direction in the state Attorney General's office will go a long way towards putting West Virginia on the right track for economic growth and stability in our legal climate.
I also strongly believe that I am capable of winning in November 2008, and leading the reform of the Attorney General's office.
I look forward to sharing with you in this blog, as well as through my website at http://LewisForAG.com and through the radio and TV over the coming months.