Another company, Pipeline Energy Group of Parkersburg, contributed $10,000.
Just more than $39,000 of the Stay the Course's spending went to Rainmaker Media Group, a Democratic-aligned consulting and ad firm, according to its campaign finance filings.
It devoted $10,547 toward radio and online ads that ran just before the election.
Several other groups funded independent expenditure ads:
• Standing Up for West Virginia raised and spent around $212,000, with at least $149,000 of the latter paying for ads that ran in the weeks before the election.
Its ads sought to aid Attorney General Darrell McGraw, a Democrat who lost his bid for a sixth term.
This group also hired Rainmaker Media Group, according to its IRS filings. Just more than $192,000 of its money came from Vangusta Inc., a corporation set up in July by Roger Forman, a veteran civil liberties lawyer. Forman has declined to comment about the group or its funding. The state Building and Construction Trades PAC provided the rest of its funds.
• New Direction West Virginia reported spending at least $21,000 on behalf of Bill Maloney, the Republican candidate for governor defeated by Tomblin.
It did not disclose its contributors. Its direct-mail fliers described the group as a corporation organized as a nonprofit under section 501 of the IRS code, but neither the IRS nor the Secretary of State's Office had any record of either designation. Its officials did not respond to requests for comment Friday.
• West Virginia Veterans Inc. reported spending $7,500 on independent ads in support of Tomblin.
Mabel Coal provided $6,000 of its funding while the West Virginia Coal Association contributed $2,000 and prominent trial lawyer Scott Segal gave $1,000. It was formed in 2006 by Patrick Farrell, who also did not respond to a request for comment Friday.