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Dr. Joseph De Soto of ...
Dr. Joseph De Soto of Gerrardstown, former president of the Berkeley County Republican Club, said he'd already been in touch with the late senator's office Monday morning to express his sympathy.
done more for the people of West Virginia than anyone else in our state's history.
And I also think he's the greatest senator this country has ever had," De Soto
said, stressing Byrd's
ability to also work with Republicans
over the years.
De Soto credited Byrd for having helped fund many of the state's health care facilities, saying, "They wouldn't be here today if it hadn't been for him."
As folks look back on Byrd's life and career, De Soto
is hoping they will make an effort to understand the circumstances surrounding his
brief association with the Ku Klux Klan as a young man.
"We have to remember that (the KKK) in addition to being associated with racist activities at that time, its other focus at that time was anti-communism, and when he
was involved, i was at the height of the Cold War.
Having talked to him, I'm Jewish and my wife is a person of color; he
never showed any signs of racism," De Soto
"In fact, he
personally told me that was the greatest mistake of his
'd only gotten taken in because of the Klan's anti-communism stance," he said.
Berkeley County Republican ...
Berkeley County Republican Club President Dr. Joseph De Soto was happy with the event and said there are big things ahead for area GOP supporters.
"We're going to be forming the Tri-County Republican Association
which will bring the three organizations â€" Jefferson, Berkeley
and Morgan â€" under one umbrella.It will help us when we have large issues to address, such as being able to bring in national candidates," De Soto
Dr. Joseph De Soto, ...
Dr. Joseph De Soto, president of the Berkeley County Republican Club, served as master of ceremonies, and organized the event.
Dr. Joe De Soto, president of the Berkeley County Republican Club, recently helped organize a Reagan Day Picnic which was held Saturday, with attendance throughout the day by more than 100 local Republicans.
According to local GOP officials, De Soto said The Journal promised to cover the event, which included appearances by virtually every Republican candidate along with gubernatorial hopeful Russ Weeks. but The Journal failed to show up.
According to Joseph De Soto, ...
According to Joseph De Soto, president of the Berkeley County Republican Club, the group received confirmation that David Keene, National Rifle Association Vice President and American Conservative Union Chairman, will be present to speak at the event.
...Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., will also be among the evening's keynote speakers, De Soto said.
...The exception, De Soto said, is the position of Attorney General, which Republicans Hiram Lewis and Dan Greear are both seeking.