Tomblin appears to be winning Democrat side for governor
by JOHN MCCOY, THE CHARLESTON GAZETTE
With 86% of the precincts in statewide, it looks like Acting Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and Republican newcomer Bill Maloney will be facing off against the Mountain Party's Bob Henry Baber in Oct. for the remainder of Joe Manchin's term in office as Governor.
Tomblin is dominating the democratic field with 39% of the vote, followed by Thompson (24%), Tennant (18%), Perdue (13%) Kessler (6%) and Molis garnered 413 votes which is 0%.
On the republican side, Maloney is leading the pack with 45%, then its Ireland (31%), Barnes (10%), Faircloth, Sorsia and Carmichael have 4%, Clark has 2% and Ellis 0% (213 votes).
Boone County saw 19% voter turnout - 90% were democrats and 9.98% republicans.
Boone County Results (100% reporting)
1253 votes for Earl Ray Tomblin/D
11 votes for Jeffrey V. Kessler/D
737 votes for John D. Perdue/D
530 votes for Rick Thompson/D
7 votes for Arne Moltis/D
201 votes for Natalie E. Tennant/D
171 votes for Bill Maloney/R
5 votes for Ralph William Clark/R
2 votes for Larry Faircloth/R
11 votes for Mark A. Sorsaia/R
11 votes for Clark Barnes/R
4 votes for Cliff Ellis/R
87 votes for Betty Ireland/R
11 votes for Mitch B. Carmichael/R
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