Current Senate Majority Leader Mitch Carmichael (R-Jackson) is in a tough fight for the powerful position of Senate President. Senator Ed Gaunch (R-Kanawha) is said to be the current front-runner by a slim majority. Gaunch represents the conservative wing of the Republican Party while Carmichael represents the more moderate to liberal wing. Read more here.
Mountain State residents remember Carmichael’s passionate opposition of the ever-important Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). You can watch the video here.
Senator Gaunch championed RFRA which you can watch here.
As earlier reported, Carmichael’s opposition to RFRA has diminished his standing against social conservatives.