White, a banker by trade, is more business friendly, and the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce would much rather have White running the House.
However, Chamber President Steve Roberts has tempered his lobbying, as well as his public comments, because he needs to have a working relationship with the winner, whether it's White or Miley.
But back to the head count.
The delegates pick their party leaders using a secret ballot during a closed-door caucus. In a contested election, there are usually a couple of delegates who have either privately committed to more than one candidate or simply change their mind at the last minute.
That's why the candidates always want to make sure they go in to the election with a few extra votes.
As of today, the advantage goes to Miley, but the date for the caucus has not been set.
It's still several weeks away. And when counting delegates, just like counting koi, the numbers can always change.
Kercheval is host of TalkLine, broadcast by the MetroNews Statewide Radio Network from 10 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. The show can be heard locally on WCHS 580 AM.