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CHARLESTON, WV – The Capito for West Virginia campaign announced today that the West Virginia Automobile and Truck Dealers Association has endorsed Senator Shelley Moore Capito’s campaign for reelection in 2020.

“Senator Shelley Moore Capito has been a champion for car dealers and our needs in the U.S. Senate. She not only helped pass tax reform that is important to our members, she worked to make sure a critical amendment was added to the bill that protected our ability to stay profitable,” said association President Jared Wyrick. “The members of the West Virginia Automobile and Truck Dealers Association across the state stand with her in her campaign for reelection.”

“West Virginia auto dealers are not only job creators. They are active members of the communities they serve. I will continue to work with them so they can continue to provide good paying jobs to West Virginia workers and quality service to their customers,” remarked Senator Capito.


  • There are more than 150 new car and truck dealerships in West Virginia.
  • Dealerships on average employ 47 people leading to more than 7,000 direct jobs.
  • Car dealers add another 6,000 in-direct jobs.
  • Car dealers account for more than $294 million in annual revenue to our state’s economy.
  • Car dealers pay more than $84 million annually in state and federal taxes.

The West Virginia Automobile and Truck Dealers Association joins the West Virginia Manufacturers Association and ABC West Virginia in supporting Capito’s reelection. Capito has previously been endorsed by Ambassador Nikki Haley, Congressman David McKinley, Congressman Alex Mooney, Congresswoman Carol Miller, Auditor JB McCuskey, Agriculture Commissioner Kent Leonhardt and Attorney General Patrick Morrisey. The overwhelming majority of the Republican members of the state legislature, led by Senate President Mitch Carmichael and Speaker Roger Hanshaw, offered their support to Capito’s reelection campaign. Republican National Committee Members, Kayla Kessinger and Larry Pack, are backing Capito. The West Virginia Federation of College Republicans was the first group to endorse Capito right after she announced her reelection campaign earlier this year.

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