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Attention Senator Ferns: Some teachers didn’t wait until November to remember

Please note how anti-union state senator Robert Karns (R – Upshur) got schooled earlier this week

West Virginia State Senator Robert Karns (R - Upshur) looked to be your basic garden variety of anti-union Republican. As the Charleston Gazette-Mail described him:

Sen. Robert Karnes, R-Upshur, has sparred with unions and voted for bills they oppose, such as the right-to-work bill or prevailing wage repeal in 2016.

Maybe Karnes was a bit . . .

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May 12, 2018

Post-election Blankenship news

Trump and Manchin react, McConnell jokes (really!)

Blankenship blames Trump for loss

From Politico:

“I think if there was any single factor based on the polling at different times, the debates, and all the things I saw, it was probably President Trump’s lack of endorsement — I don’t know what to call it, but ‘Don’t vote for Don’ tweet,” he said. “I don’t know what else it would have been.”

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May 10, 2018

President Trump at his most humble

On whether he deserves the Nobel Peace Prize

From CNN earlier today:

Trump was asked by a reporter while holding a Cabinet meeting at the White House whether he deserved the honor, to which the President replied with a large smile: "Everyone thinks so, but I would never say it."

Everyone?

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May 09, 2018

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

Knowing how to use local TV news is an important skill for incumbents

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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May 04, 2018

Candidate Evan Jenkins nominates Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize

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 . . .

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May 03, 2018

Our Republican senatorial candidates are running against someone who doesn’t even hold office

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 . . .

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May 02, 2018

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