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WV politics just got more interesting

Don Blankenship takes his argument for inclusion on the November ballot to the West Virginia Supreme Court

From the Charleston Gazette-Mail:

Don Blankenship is taking his battle to run for U.S. Senate to the West Virginia Supreme Court.

According to a petition for writ of mandamus filed with the state’s high court Thursday, Blankenship and the Constitution Party are challenging West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner’s . . .

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August 09, 2018

WV's senate candidates can't get close enough to Trump and his family

Don Jr. in Charleston to support Morrisey

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From this morning's Charleston Gazette-Mail:

Donald Trump Jr. joined the West Virginia attorney general on the campaign trail Tuesday in an effort to hitch the latter’s U.S. Senate bid to economic success reported under . . .

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June 06, 2018

Post-election Blankenship news

Trump and Manchin react, McConnell jokes (really!)

Blankenship blames Trump for loss

From Politico:

“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 . . .

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May 10, 2018

Republican Deathmatch 7

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 . . .

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May 07, 2018

Republican Deathmatch 6 (with debate update)

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 . . .

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May 01, 2018

(Updated with results) Here's something to keep you interested if you're watching the Republican debate tonight

Candidate BINGO!

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:

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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 . . .

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April 23, 2018

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 . . .

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April 19, 2018

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