What "...republican government..." are you talking about?
At present the GOP holds NO state-wide office. Next year the GOP will have ONLY the AG and ONE justice (of 5) on the state Supreme Court of Appeals.
Mind you, this state did not have a single county that supported Zer0.....(says a lot about the dysfunctionality of the WV GOP)
Take out the word republican then. And so it just reads “the government”, meaning the state government of wv :)
The miners and unions backed Manchin and Gov Tomblin....they better hold their feet to the fire