Primary Date: May 12
Last Win: 49% D – 42% R
(Jim won as a D then switched parties)
# Votes: 350,408 D – 301,987 R
Race Rating: Battle
President Trump affectionately calls 6’6″ Governor Justice “Big Jim” and welcomed him to the Republican party when Jim announced he was walking away from the Democrats during a Trump rally in 2017. The Governor is a vocal supporter of our President and appears frequently in campaign events alongside him. Switching parties is always a challenge but the GOP is behind Jim Justice in West Virginia which was won by a 42% margin by President Trump in 2016. Mike Lukach, a key member of the President’s 2016 campaign has been hired as Jim’s Campaign Manageras well as Bill Stepien and Justin Clark who serve as Senior Political Advisors to President Trump. Governor Justice does face questions concerning taxes and other issues relating to some of the businesses he owns.