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Senator Joe and the reboot of "Buckwild" ("West Virginia Wilder")

Everybody gets some free publicity

Here's the trailer for the proposed series "West Virginia Wilder":

From the Associated Press:

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is asking a network not to cast his state in a negative light with a new reality show. Problem is, MTV owner Viacom says it's not involved in "West . . .

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June 01, 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

Hey Intelligencer, your bias is showing

The Ogden campaign to defeat Democrat Joe Manchin continues

Since the story originated with the Associated Press, I googled a phrase from this morning's front page Wheeling Intelligencer article on Democrat Joe Manchin's fundraising efforts. The search yielded 121 hits at 11 AM this morning. By looking only at the headline, see if you can spot the Wheeling Intelligencer link on my screen grab . . .

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April 25, 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

New Manchin poll numbers drop

What do you think? I'm looking for comments on a Morning Consult poll that shows Senator Manchin losing 17 points from his January poll numbers

Morning Consult which does a quarterly poll measuring the approval and disapproval numbers for U.S. senators just published their most recent poll. The results are not good for WV Democrat Joe Manchin whose difference between approval and disapproval showed the biggest decline:

Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, who is up for . . .

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April 12, 2018

As Ogden's coverage of McKinley and Manchin demonstrate: it's not about incumbency, it's about party affiliation

The Ogden papers have dropped all pretense of fairness and objectivity

Yesterday, I once again documented how the Wheeling “newspapers” have totally ignored congressman David McKinley’s opponents in the upcoming elections. Today, let’s compare Ogden's coverage of Republican incumbent McKinley with Democratic incumbent Joe Manchin.

Earlier this week, the locals featured a story about a public debate . . .

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April 08, 2018

Trump in West Virginia

Thursday, April 5

Manchin gets his reward for cozying to Trump

From CNBC:

President Donald Trump quickly turned a tax reform event in West Virginia into a broad political venting session Thursday, including repeated swipes at the state's vulnerable Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin.

Flanked by Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-W.V., and West . . .

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April 05, 2018

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