From West Virginia’s governor, Jim Justice
"I don't know how in the world you could watch that and not be impressed...What a masterful job he did last night." -- Gov. Justice, commenting on Donald Trump's announcement for the presidency.— Phil Kabler (@PhilKabler) November 16, 2022
Alex Mooney. . .
And bonus coverage: from my first Alex Mooney post
Will you support my race for U.S. Senate today? West Virginia needs a strong conservative who will fight for our shared values! https://t.co/vWkMIm73h7— Alex Mooney (@MooneyforWV) November 15, 2022
Sorry, Alex, I won't.
Here is an oldie-but-goodie: from my first Alex Mooney post on October 19, . . .
Alex Mooney’s victory
I was not impressed. He defeated the Democratic candidate, Barry Wendell by 31%. (For comparison, David McKinley defeated Natalie Cline by 38% in 2020.) Wendell received next-to-no support - financial or otherwise, from the Democratic Party and very little coverage by West Virginia media. Mooney did no . . .
Four Republican constitutional amendments lose and this is their top story?
What was today’s top story in Wheeling, West Virginia? I think most readers who follow local and state politics would quickly answer “the defeat of all four proposed amendments to the West Virginia Constitution.” Why? For starters, the amendments were the handiwork of the West Virginia GOP which pitched hard for their adoption:
Your . . .
Finally getting national attention: On Saturday, the NY Times discussed the increasing partisanship of state secretaries of state in what is supposed to be a non-partisan job
And guess who is featured?
From Saturday's New York Times:
The article begins with WV Secretary of State Mac Warner’s early praise from his fellow state secretaries. It then explains how that has changed since the 2020 presidential election:
But some of them have been more reluctant to praise him since December 2020, when he climbed . . .
Senator Joe says the quiet part out loud
The headline from yesterday’s Business Insider:
Joe Manchin tells CEOs it's 'foolish' for them to give money to political candidates while 'asking nothing in return'
From the article’s bullet point summary:
• Democratic Sen. Joe . . .
What is next for the fearmongers?
On October 11, Senator Capito and Senate Republicans each put out a video hyping the possibility that drug dealers were disguising their fentanyl as candy and giving it to children. “Halloween would be dangerous, this year,” they said. From Capito’s senate website, here’s the senator’s version:
VIDEO: CAPITO, GOP SENATORS . . .