“Allen Loughry’s thought provoking call for honest government will not fall on deaf ears for anyone who picks up this book. The book points out clearly that the best political leaders demand honesty for themselves and the government they lead.
It is a must read that no West Virginian should be without and no politician should ignore. It’s message, however, extends far beyond the great State of West Virginia.”
-- Former West Virginia Governor Gaston Caperton
“Allen Loughry’s meticulously documented book on the bribe-soaked history of West Virginia is sordid, spellbinding, and mortifying but ultimately uplifting in the author’s conviction that real change in West Virginia is practical and possible. The book is filled with not only outrage but common sense and an attitude that the reader comes to recognize as a patriotic love of this wild, wonderful and deeply corrupt state. Loughry has written an indispensable and irreplaceable book.”
-- Jamin B. Raskin, Professor of Law, American University and Director of its Program on Law and Government,
Author of Overruled Democracy
“Dr. Allen Loughry’s story is more than a meticulously detailed history of West Virginia’s political corruption. He provides a fresh and scrupulously documented look at the characters and scofflaws who formed the ridges and valleys of the state’s political landscape. From Mother Jones and the mine wars to John Kennedy’s 1960 primary victory to the most recent statehouse scandals, and dozens more in between, it’s all here. Loughry carefully applies a dispassionate eye to the facts, and then reveals his own heartfelt yearnings for a better way. “Don’t Buy Another Vote…at times reads like an improbable tale of fiction, but it’s all true! Loughry has written one of the most complete understandings of our remarkable, but also deeply troubled state. If you believe in the state’s motto, that Mountaineers are Always Free, then you will first be appalled by the crassness of dozens of the state’s political leaders, but then inspired by Loughry’s hope for our state.”
-- Hoppy Kercheval, Host of MetroNews Talkline
"Allen Loughry has written a devastating account of the political corruption that has for so long cursed West Virginia and offered a bold program for reform that could lift the state out of the mire and into the broad uplands of progress and good government."
-- Charles Peters, Editor, The Washington Monthly