At the Charleston post-election fundraiser, numerous Charleston lawyers also donated to Morrisey. Some of those lawyers previously gave campaign contributions to McGraw, who served as attorney general for 20 years.
Morrisey said lawyers who recently donated to his post-election campaign wouldn't receive special treatment in securing contract work through the attorney general's office. During the campaign, Morrisey criticized the way McGraw hired outside counsel.
Morrisey has previously announced plans to require outside lawyers to bid on state jobs. The new hiring policy will take politics out of hiring decisions, Morrisey said Monday. He said he would "treat every citizen the same regardless of political affiliation or economic status."
"Under this administration, the law will never favor any specific person or law firm," Morrisey said. "The rule of law will govern."
Also in late December, Morrisey collected $6,750 at a fundraiser at the Williams Country Club in Weirton.
Morrisey raised an additional $36,000 from individual donors and political action committees from December through March.
He paid $76,600 in campaign expenses during the reporting period. The bulk of the money went to pay campaign consultants.
Morrisey has repaid $83,000 of the $1.4 million he loaned his campaign over the past three months.
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