MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- As Republican gubernatorial candidate Russ Weeks tours West Virginia, he is seeking to share his positive plans if elected.
But Weeks said nearly everyone he meets wants to talk about the controversy surrounding Gov. Joe Manchin's daughter and the master's degree from West Virginia University that she supposedly didn't earn.
"I believe that issue is going to have an impact on voters, but I'm not sure to what degree," Weeks said.
Attending the Berkeley County Republican Club's annual picnic Saturday at Poor House Farm Park, Weeks tried to focus attention on several key issues instead.