Intelligencer buries West Virginia campaign fraud story with local/state implications on the obituary page
Not much to see here
If you look for it, you can find a skeleton of a story on page 2 of yesterday’s Wheeling Intelligencer in the last column right below “Funerals Today."1 It’s a three paragraph AP report and the headline reads:
Businessman Accused of Campaign Fraud
The AP story:
MORGANTOWN (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged a . . .
Mining execs to meet at Trump hotel where rooms will be $800+ a night
The headline from yesterday’s Intercept:
After Massive Giveaways To Industry, Mining Executives Will Spend Big at Trump's D.C. Hotel
The article explains:
THE CHIEF EXECUTIVES of some of the largest coal and mining companies in the country have chosen the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., for a private conference next . . .
Final August recess scorecard
August recess totals from Town Hall Project:
Representative David McKinley's total = 0
In fairness to the congressman, he did occasionally meet with business leaders, politicians, veterans, and on one occasion, a restricted small group of private citizens during his five-week
Still no town halls. Where's David?
See if you can find Representative McKinley. (A hint -- look for Waldo. Rumor has it that after years of traveling the world, Waldo finally settled down and took a job as a coal ash lobbyist -- that's why our representative is near by.)
What's the congressman been doing?
August 9 to August 21
I could find no in-person constituent . . .
Why town halls are important
Noah Karvelis in The Progressive Times recently discussed the importance of town halls:
In the current political landscape of the United States, it has become more important than ever to stand up to hold those in power accountable. The town hall-style meeting has long been one of the most effective ways of . . .
West Virginia's senators
Station WSAZ in Charleston asked our senators about Charlottesville and President Trump's response. While neither mentioned the president, both condemned the actions of the hate groups.
From Senator Manchin:
“Gayle and I extend our deepest sympathies to those who lost their lives this weekend in . . .
Analyzing the congressman's lame excuse for why he doesn't hold town halls
From yesterday's Parsons Advocate in Tucker County:
Congressman McKinley agreed to come to Tucker County to meet with these constituents. The volunteer group would have preferred having a larger and public meeting, but given the recent violence in the shooting of a Congressman in Alexandria, Virginia, they agreed to the Congressman’s . . .