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I'll take "despicable politicians" for $600, Alex

A follow-up to my previous post

Background

During this year's Republican primary, Evan Jenkins' senate campaign took some "creative license" (as one of his spokespersons put it at the time) and photoshopped two different images to come up with a picture of his opponent, Patrick Morrisey, shaking the hand of Hillary Clinton. The image was then used . . .

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October 30, 2018

“When you've got nothing, you've got nothing to lose.”

A quick look at the visual images currently at the top of local state senator Ryan Ferns' Facebook re-election page

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Ferns then explains each of the pictures in short posts. For the first picture, he gives the required Hillary quote about closing coal mines before telling us that Ihlenfeld donated to Hillary's campaign. (Imagine, a Democrat donating to a Democrat!) In the second picture, we learn that Obama appointed Ihlenfeld prosecutor and . . .

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October 27, 2018

Does the National Education Association actually care about education?

Earlier this month, that organization endorsed David McKinley over Kendra Fershee

Fershee's priorities and passions

One of the go-to sites to learn about candidates and what they stand for is Ballotpedia. As they do with challengers like Kendra Fershee, Republican David McKinley's Democratic opponent in West Virginia first congressional district, the site asked the candidate a number of questions about why . . .

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October 24, 2018

It's not been a good week for Patrick Morrisey

Yesterday, a terrible poll; today, problems connected with Big Pharma

Court says AG's drug company documents must be released

Here's the headline from the front page of today's Charleston Gazette-Mail:

Morrisey must reveal drug firm documents

The article by reporter Jake Zuckerman begins:

A Kanawha County Circuit judge ordered Attorney General . . .

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October 23, 2018

Manchin's lead reaches double-digits in new poll

Democrat Joe Manchin's lead on Republican Patrick Morrisey has moved to 16% according to a poll just released by WSAZ-Gray television:

The poll indicates that Manchin leads Morrisey by 16 percentage points, 52-36. That's double the margin of a WSAZ poll released on Oct. 1. The previous poll showed Manchin leading 46-38.

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October 22, 2018

Lies about health care and debates, dated photos, and TRUMP, TRUMP, TRUMP

The Morrisey campaign appeals to Trump's low information voter

Morrisey and Trump lie about their support for pre-existing conditions

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October 19, 2018

“No credible group has ever said ‘we want to host a debate.’”

-- Republican District 1 Representative David McKinley on why there has not been a debate between the candidates

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Why has there been no debates between our congressional candidates? As our Republican representative told the editor of the Daily Antheneum, "no credible group" has been willing to host a debate. Since he made that comment, WV Metro News talk show host Hoppy Kerchival and the Charleston Gazette-Mail have both volunteered. . . .

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October 18, 2018

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