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 . . .
And David McKinley certainly knows his stuff (5/5 -- updated with the video)
Citizens are often heard to grumble “throw them all out” but when voters get to the voting booth, it seldom happens. As I discussed two weeks ago, incumbent politicians have many advantages over any challenger and most incumbents quickly learn how to use them. Not the least of their advantages is the ability to manipulate local TV news . . .
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In other news -- online dictionary considers posting Jenkins' picture next to definition of "sycophant"
Breaking news from the Evan Jenkins website:
U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) has nominated President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his work to end to the Korean War, denuclearize the Korean peninsula, and bring peace to the region.
The definition of "sycophant" from Dictionary.com:
a . . .
Hey, fellas, even the Wheeling Intelligencer has cut back on its anti-Hillary attacks
From Raw Story earlier today:
West Virginia Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Patrick Morrisey on Wednesday told Fox News that he was the best choice because he held the right positions “on all the issues that matter” like Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
Huh? Hillary is an issue that matters? He elaborated:
“They are looking for . . .
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 . . .
Local editor Mike Myer wants to end racism but he (and his “newspapers”) have yet to write a single word criticizing Trump's racist rants
Sunday morning's Mike Myer column, “Let’s Find A Solution To Bigotry,” made a number of points about racism. After giving a personal example and acknowledging that racism exists in the Ohio Valley, he said that he wished that we could find a solution:
Racism is too serious to drop at that. We shouldn’t just be patting ourselves on the . . .
Accuses Democrats of McCarthyism
This morning's Washington Post explains
"5 takeaways from Scott Pruitt’s grilling in Congress."
Here's a screen shot of takeaway #4:
(The video is here.)
Yes, despite major ethical lapses and non-answers to questions about conflicts of interest and excessive spending, some Republicans still defend and support EPA . . .