Alex Mooney easily defeated David McKinley for the new West Virginia #2 Republican nomination. Mooney won 54% to 36%. McKinley carried only three counties: Ohio by 28%, Marshall by 9%, and Pleasants by only 1%. Even worse, had the election just been held in McKinley’s old WV #1, he still would have lost to Alex Mooney by 4.4%.
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Predictable: without any evidence, WV’s Republican leadership quickly blames Democrats for the Supreme Court leak
At this point, the person who leaked the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court decision on abortion has not been identified. How, then, did any of the following West Virginia Republicans know who revealed the decision?
First up was WV’s Treasurer, Riley Moore. Without any evidence, Moore quickly blamed the Democrats. (Notice his definitive . . .
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Republican senators—including Collins and Murkowski—have already joined with Joe Manchin to block codification of abortion rights at the federal level. If the right to choose is to be saved, it will be an urgent state-by-state struggle that begins NOW!— John Nichols (@NicholsUprising) May 4, 2022
Ever heard of "projection," Senator?
Here is Manchin’s endorsement of McKinley
lol Joe Manchin brags about sinking Build Back Better in an ad he just cut for a Republican candidate for Congress.— Jordan Zakarin (@jordanzakarin) May 1, 2022
Democrats were never going to get this guy on board for any part of their agenda. pic.twitter.com/0ILc2pScCu
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Our local Ogden outlets give us editorials on Ohio State Park Week but nothing on the election
It looks like Trump's endorsement of J.D. Vance may have made a difference. Here’s the most recent poll:
If the Ohio Republican primary election for U.S. senator were held today ...
J.D. Vance 23%
Josh Mandel 18%
Mike Gibbons 13%
Matt Dolan 11%
Jane Timken 6%
Neil Patel 1%
Mark Pukita 1%
Wouldn't vote (vol.) 1%
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The McKinley/Mooney primary fight
Candidate Alex Mooney tells us in his most recent ad and commercial why McKinley cannot be trusted; McKinley's ad is fake – he and Trump were never together as McKinley’s ad pictures them:
David McKinley is just another politician you cannot trust. He only stands with President Trump when it is convenient for him. He was quoted in the . . .
In neighboring states
This is so gross. How can any Republican with a straight face say this isn’t a personality cult? Every debate in every state is a contest to see who can grovel the most to Trump, instead of presenting a set of proposals to benefit their constituents. https://t.co/HPN12qtOa4— Ron Filipkowski . . .