The following and previous unsolicited and unexpected observation from a fellow West Virginia state legislator brightened my day:
" Larry D. Kump is none of what most people are in Charleston. He is the first in the Capitol at least 90% of the time (I beat him about once every couple of weeks). He does not go to the functions put on by industry in the evenings. He has an open, but principled mind. The man is not a career politician, and votes the right way when it comes to the US Constitution 99.9% of the time... And that ruffles the feathers of those who believe, from both sides of the isle, that 'we must pass the bill & let someone else determine whether it is constitutional' mentality... And yes, I have heard that statement from D's and R's, although more so from D's! You can support who you want, but, as for me, Larry Kump is my choice. This is due to his voting record, his principles, his independence, his knowledge of local issues, and his constituent services. Quite frankly, he IS the better choice!"