Pollsters, pundits and a personal view
It certainly wasn't a landslide (4%) but Joe Manchin won reelection.
What did the exit polls find?
The Manchin-Morrisey election was decided by voters 39 and under, said professional pollster Rex Repass. Manchin won 60 percent of these voters, according to exit polling by Edison Research.
In all other age . . .
A look at the well-financed, Republican-sponsored PR campaign to rewrite the history of the West Virginia teacher strike
There has been some excellent investigative journalism done in West Virginia that examines the who, what, and why of the effort to rewrite the history of the statewide teacher strike this past spring. Obviously, it was not done by the state's largest newspaper chain, Ogden Newspapers, for whom the word "investigative" . . .
Apparently, that's not enough -- yesterday, a News-Register editorial trashed her ideas and impugned her motives
I think that it is fair to state that the Democratic candidate in the 1st Congressional District, Kendra Fershee, has largely been ignored by Wheeling's "newspapers." Last May, after she won the Democratic primary, she was questioned about some of her positions. This summer, she was mentioned when the Democratic headquarters . . .
A summary of Republican Patrick Morrisey's answers: Hillary Clinton. That's no exaggeration, I think he said her name at least 50 times. Joe Manchin's best response all night was when he pointed out that "Hillary Clinton is not on the ballot."
A summary of incumbent Democrat Joe Manchin's answers: . . .
A follow-up to my previous post
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 . . .
A quick look at the visual images currently at the top of local state senator Ryan Ferns' Facebook re-election page
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 . . .
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 . . .