Trump and Manchin react, McConnell jokes (really!)
Blankenship blames Trump for loss
“I think if there was any single factor based on the polling at different times, the debates, and all the things I saw, it was probably President Trump’s lack of endorsement — I don’t know what to call it, but ‘Don’t vote for Don’ tweet,” he said. “I don’t know what else it would have been.”. . .
Down the stretch they come and Blankenship is gaining on the leaders
It's appears to be getting very close
Politico reported on Saturday night that recent Republican internal polls suggested that Don Blankenship had made significant gains on his two rivals. A few minutes ago, the conservative Weekly Standard claimed to have the specifics:
The results of an internal campaign poll conducted for one rival . . .
More debates and a new game!
From Fox News
For those of you who can’t get enough “Trump loves me best” from WV’s senatorial candidates, Fox News will host a nationally televised debate at 6:30 PM tonight in Morgantown. From MetroNews:
Three of West Virginia’s six Republican U.S. Senate candidates will be on a national stage on Tuesday night, one week ahead of the May . . .
(Updated with results) Here's something to keep you interested if you're watching the Republican debate tonight
Which candidate will get 5-in-a-row first?
Assign a card to each of the candidates and fill the space as they say the words:
First to get five-in-a-row wins!
According to my bookie, here are the current odds on winning:
- Patrick Morrisey 8 - 5 (the favorite even though "blowing-up Washington" is not on the card)
- Don Blankenship 5 - . . .
WV’s senatorial candidates have it all wrong – we don’t need another “outsider” who will shake-up (or blow-up in Morissey’s case) Washington
What West Virginia needs is another “insider” like Robert C. Byrd
This post was prompted by an excellent essay in the Washington Post:
Stop treating voters like idiots. Thanks in advance
by Paul Wildman. Wildman explains:
[O]ur politics is no less dumb than it ever was. I’d like to take a look at one variant of that stupidity, which says that this vaguely defined thing called “Washington” is broken, . . .
Republican Deathmatch 6
Can these guys get any closer to Trump?
(source: Associated Press)
Apparently not. As the Washington Post wrote today:
Among his qualifications for the U.S. Senate, Rep. Evan Jenkins wants West Virginia voters to know that he once attended a Christmas party with Donald Trump, flew with him on Air Force One and watched two movies in the . . .
More on the Oliver/Murray suit and the Blankenship campaign
Robert Murray's "self-pitying" letter to the judge
Coal baron mocked by John Oliver sends rambling, self-pitying letter to judge
The article . . .