11 Nov Cuban-American Alex Mooney Wins District 2 of House
Nov 06, 2018
CHARLESTON, WV (AP) – Republican U.S. Rep. Alex Mooney has won a third term in West Virginia’s 2nd District.
Mooney defeated Democrat Talley Sergent in Tuesday’s election. Sergent is a former Hillary Clinton state presidential campaign director in a state that Republican Donald Trump won in a landslide in 2016 as he ran for president.
Mooney is a former Maryland state senator and state GOP chairman who moved in 2013 about 25 miles from Frederick, Maryland, to Charles Town, West Virginia. He won the 2nd District race in 2014 when seven-term incumbent Republican Shelley Moore Capito won a U.S. Senate seat.Sergent ran for Congress to fight the opioid epidemic. Her mother has adopted an 11-year-old granddaughter whose mother – Sergent’s sister – is a drug addict. The district stretches 300 miles from the Ohio River to the Eastern Panhandle.