During a telephone conversation, Smith did not come off as much of a politico and confused the candidates in past year's U.S. Senate and governor's races.
Morgan said she "took over from Mr. Morrisey immediately after he filed, and Mr. Ruland removed himself as treasurer after he filed."
"Robert Smith stepped down as treasurer after I discovered that he was also treasurer for Ruland for Senate while reading a campaign ad in The Journal of Martinsburg on September 23," she said.
She said there is an expenditure mentioning Snyder but there would be no expenditures "for or against" Ruland or Morrisey.
In a report filed Thursday, the Freedom Fund said it had $28,000 in cash. About a third of that came from Ruland, Morrisey and Morrisey's out-of-state connections.
Some of that has also been spent in recent days.
The fund has bought mail attacking several Democrats in Berkeley and Jefferson counties, including 63rd District House candidate Donn Marshall, 65th District candidate Tiffany Lawrence, 66th District candidate John Maxey and 67th District candidate Stephen Skinner.
Skinner has taken exception to the mail pieces, which try to pin him, Marshall and Maxey with last year's legislative effort to raise DMV fees.
"We need to tell Stephen Skinner we've had enough of these harmful votes!" the version that targets Skinner says.
Skinner was not in the House at the time. He said it's misleading.
"It borders on libel and crosses the line of basic decency," Skinner said.
Snyder called Ruland a coward if the Freedom Fund attacked him.
"I hold my opponent, Jim Ruland, personally responsible for anything that Freedom Fund PAC does and will act accordingly," Snyder said. "Any negative advertising, I will have the courage to put my name on it. I will not hide behind some faceless group as a coward."
Ruland did not respond to a phone call or electronic message seeking comment.
The intriguing political action committees are not limited to pro-Republican groups, though. McGraw has one group backing him. The group, Standing Up for West Virginia, has spent about $150,000 to aid McGraw, according to state campaign finance records.
It received $146,000 from Vangusta Inc., a newly created company started by attorney Roger Forman solely to funnel money to the political action committee, which is being run by Charleston political operative Larry LaCorte.
Forman said he started the company to get money to the group because he loves McGraw.
Forman declined to name other people involved in the group. Because of the way it is structured, the public might never know just who is funding the pro-McGraw group.