I wish they would have just sent me the $9.50
Ohio Valley Resources cites the Center for Public Integrity in reporting what most of us already knew about political advertising in the state this year:
“There’s been a ton of ads in West Virginia,” said data reporter Ben Wieder at the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit journalism outlet.
The Center analyzed TV ads in state-level . . .
A couple of interesting articles found during my travels around the net
"Is West Virginia Holding America’s Weirdest Election?" by Mason Adams in Politico
A billionaire who built up a corporate empire from his father’s inheritance now is running his first major political campaign with a promise to shake up the establishment and restore prosperity after a long period of stagnation. But in this . . .
Another op-ed piece
This morning's Intelligencer published an op-ed piece by Attorney General Morrisey which explains his justification for today's appearance before the U.S. Court of Appeals to fight the Clean Power Plan. (Note -- Morrisey op-ed is not on the Intelligencer site. Link is to the Daily Mail editorial page.) A bit . . .
Reading the Sunday News-Register
The weekly "Bill Cole for Governor" editorial
How do you know it's Sunday? Easy, check to see if there's a Bill Cole for Governor editorial at the top of the editorial page. Today's editorial is labeled "Turning W.Va. Economy Around" and like his drug plan which was the subject of a previous Sunday editorial, . . .
Different day, same point of view
The lead editorial is a rewrite of yesterday's Mike Myer's opinion column (see next post down):
A week ago, Charleston was permeated with a near-sense of panic. Time was running out for West Virginia legislators and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to agree on a budget. There were warnings — some of them in the . . .
Some interesting questions
Will Trump win big in West Virginia in November? It would appear so. From the ABC News exit poll:
West Virginia Democratic voters were among least liberal so far this year; fewer than half said they were liberals, vs. an average of 62 percent in previous Democratic contests. And in one last notable result, about a third in preliminary exit . . .
I'm sure that will not make him popular with anti-McGraw Republicans
As Time magazine and a number of other sources noted earlier today:
Donald Trump pulled out all the stops courting coal miners in West Virginia Thursday night, but he told them to skip voting in the primary.
“Now what I want you to do is save your vote,” Trump told the crowd in Charleston, West Virginia. “You know, you don’t have to vote . . .