New Ad: Former Opioid Lobbyist Patrick Morrisey is Wrong for West Virginia

Contact: Hannah Hurley

New Ad: Former Opioid Lobbyist Patrick Morrisey is Wrong for West Virginia

Washington, D.C. (October 9, 2018) – Today, SMP released a new statewide ad in West Virginia targeting Patrick Morrisey for lobbying for opioid companies and then going easy on them as attorney general when they should have been held accountable for pumping pills into West Virginia.

“When West Virginia needed him most, former opioid lobbyist Patrick Morrisey dropped the ball and went easy on the drug companies pumping pain pills into the state,” said Hannah Hurley, spokesperson for SMP. “Patrick Morrisey admitted on national television that he made money lobbying for the same drug companies that started the opioid epidemic in West Virginia. Then, he admitted that his wife lobbied for the same opioid company he was supposed to be policing as attorney general. Patrick Morrisey let West Virginia down and went easy on his former opioid clients. He is wrong for West Virginia.”

Watch the ad “Best” HERE.


“Patrick Morrisey was a lobbyist for opioid companies.”

“He admits it.”

Morrisey: “Well I was a private lawyer and we did do some lobbying work.”

“Then, as Attorney General, he went easy on opioid companies like Cardinal Health, who paid his wife to be their lobbyist.”

CBS: “Your wife’s firm has made roughly a million and a half bucks from Cardinal.”

Morrisey: “You’d have to talk and take a look at those numbers.”

“The person who makes the best case against Patrick Morrisey”

Morrisey: “some lobbying work”

“Is Patrick Morrisey.”