Washington, DC – Former West Virginia House of Delegates Rep Pat McGeehan has won the endorsement of the Republican Liberty Caucus (RLC) National Committee in his GOP primary for United States Senate from West Virginia.
“Pat McGeehan has shown leadership skills badly needed in the Senate,” said RLC National Chair Matt Nye. "Receiving the Republican Liberty Caucus endorsement is a testament to his commitment to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, and free enterprise.”
The West Virginia RLC Charter voted unanimously last week to recommend McGeehan be endorsed. RLC bylaws require that federal office endorsements be made by the National Committee upon recommendation of the state charter. The state charters may endorse state legislative and gubernatorial candidates without input from the national organization.
“I am very pleased that the RLC National Board saw in Pat McGeehan qualities which we in the West Virginia Charter have known for years. He is a great Republican candidate and will serve as an excellent Senator,” said Atlantic Region Director and West Virginia RLC Secretary Stephanie Butcher.
“Pat McGeehan is a constitutional conservative who will stand with Senators Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and Mike Lee in the United States Senate,” Butcher said. “His work during his time in the state legislature proves he is the conservative choice in this election.”
Nye added, “At the Republican Liberty Caucus we believe that less government means more liberty. We advocate the principles of individual rights, limited government, and free enterprise. We work in the Republican Party because we believe it is the best vehicle for bringing about the political changes we want and we believe that Pat McGeehan will become part of the growing number of Liberty Republicans advancing those goals in Washington.”
McGeehan is a native West Virginian residing in Chester, WV with his eight year old daughter, Kennedy. He graduated from the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, and served as an Air Force Intelligence Officer, including a tour in the Middle East and Afghanistan, after the unfortunate 9/11 attacks.
McGeehan served in the West Virgnia House of Delegates from 2008 to 2010 and holds the record for the most "No" votes in a single term. He was well known for a number of conservative bills he introduced, including: Firearms Freedom Act, Repeal Income Tax, Repeal Food Tax, Repeal Corporate Tax, and many others.