Governor McDonnell said it was more important for him to be in Berkeley county to help elect more Republicans to office.
Both men said they've been working together for years to help the economy of West Virginia.
"I believe in Bill Maloney I think he's a terrific leader for the people of West Virginia," says Governor McDonnell. "I believe he would make a great governor because he's got the right skill set he's got deep faith in the people of West Virginia."
"Governor McDonnell sees what's going on, our neighbor to the west," says Maloney. "There's a big change, people are very conservative and they're finally figuring out that this Republican party is so bad after all."
Patrick Morrisey, candidate for attorney general, was also at the event along with several candidates for local office.
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