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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 conducted for one rival . . .

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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 week ahead of the May . . .

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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 Washington" is not on the card)
  • Don Blankenship 5 - . . .

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April 23, 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 (in . . .

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April 08, 2018

Senator Blankenship? (updated 3/21)

Online national media discover the West Virginia senatorial race

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Some highlights:

From Politico:

Those familiar with the party’s deliberations say the results are clear: With a little more than a month until the May 8 primary, Blankenship, a towering figure in West Virginia politics long before this campaign and an avid opponent of unions, has vaulted into essentially a three-way tie with his rivals and . . .

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March 20, 2018

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 Bannon's plans . . .

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September 29, 2017

Covering yet another Republican get-together

Here's the opening sentence of the Intelligencer's front-page, semi-weekly installment of "what Republican candidates are thinking with obligatory picture of David McKinley":

West Virginia gubernatorial candidate Bill Cole says he “prays for a Donald Trump White House.”

The other noteworthy quote came from Attorney . . .

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November 02, 2016

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