Democrats sue W.Va. Gov. Justice over refusal to disclose work schedule

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Democrats on Tuesday sued West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice, a Republican Senate candidate, for refusing to release his work schedule as governor in response to public records request seeking to show a continued pattern of absenteeism.

The move by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee follows months of back and forth with Justice’s office over whether disclosure of the records are required under West Virginia law. Such requests are a typical part of opposition research conducted by opposing campaigns and political parties.

In this case, Democrats think they are plowing fertile ground as Justice gears up for a possible 2024 matchup against Sen. Joe Manchin III (D) in a state that Republicans view as one of their best pickup opportunities.

In 2019, two years into his gubernatorial tenure, media stories portrayed Justice as largely uninterested in his duties after his office did release copies of his schedules. The Associated Press reported at the time…

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