West Virginia Dem Gov. Candidate Owes $2 Million, Faces Lawsuit

A Democrat running for governor in West Virginia, Jim Justice, owns two companies that owe $2 million from a 2013 coal deal, according to the Associated Press.

In a complaint Tuesday in Beckley federal court, Pennsylvania resident Thomas K. Lampert sued Tams Management, Inc. in Beckley and Southern Coal Corp., a Delaware company doing business in Roanoke, Va.

The lawsuit said the companies didn’t pay $2 million from a March 2013 agreement for equity and membership interests in Newgate Development of Beckley, LLC.

This is the same Democrat candidate that Democrat Senator Joe Manchin called “tremendous for the state” just two days ago:

“Jim Justice has just put his name in the hat, which I think is tremendous for the state of West Virginia, to have someone of his caliber and stature willing to say, ‘Listen, I’ll make some more sacrifices. There’s a lot more that needs to be done for our state. I’m willing to step up and give it a try,’” Manchin said.

Apparently the “sacrifices” Justice is willing to make doesn’t include willingly paying the $2 million he owes.