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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

"Donald Trump likes me best"

Republican Deathmatch 6

Can these guys get any closer to Trump?

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(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 . . .

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April 16, 2018

New Patrick Morrisey ad “blows up” Washington

An instant classic!

As Splinter describes it:

Then it gets really . . .

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April 06, 2018

Republican Deathmatch 4 (A recurring series that chronicles WV's Republican senatorial primary)*

Yesterday, Roll Call published the results of a senatorial poll of 500 Republican voters.

West Virginia Rep. Evan Jenkins led the primary field for the Republican nomination for Senate in an automated poll conducted earlier this month for his campaign.

Jenkins was ahead of his closest opponent, state Attorney General Patrick . . .

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February 10, 2018

Republican Deathmatch 3

Don Blankenship makes it a threesome

WCHS-TV (Charleston-Huntington) is reporting that former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship has entered West Virginia's 2018 senatorial race:

Eyewitness News has learned that former Massey Energy chief executive officer Don Blankenship plans to run for U.S. Senate.

Blankenship filed his federal election official papers . . .

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November 29, 2017

Republican Deathmatch 2

A recurring series that will chronicle WV's Republican senatorial primary

Fresh off its win in Alabama, Bannon/Breitbart backs Morrisey's candidacy

After opposing President Trump's and Mitch McConnell's candidate and winning with the far-right Judge Roy Moore, Steve Bannon has moved on to other primary races including one in West Virginia. The Hill reports:

A source familiar with . . .

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September 29, 2017

Republican Deathmatch 1* (A recurring series that will chronicle WV's Republican senatorial primary)

And I thought that I would never see the word "liberal" used to describe "Patrick Morrisey": what I learned from visiting Republican super PACs

We are still nine months away from the West Virginia primary but the Republican race for Senate has already heated up with the super PACs supporting Morrisey and Jenkins getting very busy.

For example, the Evan Jenkins-supporting website, Morriseys millions, tells us "some things we should know" about Attorney General Patrick . . .

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August 09, 2017

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