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Morrisey chutzpah on the debates

Patrick Morrisey attacks Joe Manchin on the canceled debate; the Intelligencer covers for him by lying about what happened

I think psychologists call this "projection"

As statewide news reports noted yesterday, a second debate will not take place because the Morrisey campaign failed to meet the necessary deadlines. (See next post down.)

Earlier today, Republican senatorial candidate Patrick Morrisey retweeted this from Nathan Brand:

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September 15, 2018

How many Manchin-Morrisey debates will there be?

The answer depends upon whom you ask

The media have been reporting two

All the reports that I have previously read suggest two: October 14 in Wheeling and November 1 in Morgantown

Today, Republican candidate Patrick Morrisey says three

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September 14, 2018

Yes, it's the obvious reason

A recent poll explains why the Intelligencer didn't carry last week's AP story and map that showed a significant rise in local mortality rates from Trump's rollback of EPA emission standards

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Last week the Associated Press provided a detailed analysis of the recently-released EPA analysis of the health effects of President Trump's rollback of Obama's EPA standards. (I wrote about it here.) The AP article included the above map which very-effectively visualized a key finding of the study:

Nationally, . . .

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September 14, 2018

The Wheeling area just lost another independent source of journalism

Ogden Newspapers buys the Washington Observer-Reporter

The Observer-Reporter reported yesterday:

The Observer Publishing Co. (OPC) announced it has signed a letter of agreement to sell its assets to Ogden Newspapers.

OPC publishes the daily Observer-Reporter, the weekly Almanac and numerous monthly and special . . .

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September 13, 2018

West Virginians will see two senatorial debates

What about debates between congressional candidates – how about McKinley/Fershee?

Not likely

Reporter Jake Zuckerman examined the possibility of congressional debates in West Virginia on the front page of today’s Charleston Gazette-Mail and found a lack of interest by Republican candidates statewide. Here is what he said about WV’s 1st District:

In the 1st District, West Virginia University law . . .

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September 09, 2018

Saturday morning Intelligencer front-page headline: “W.Va. Leaders Support Kavanaugh”

What would you expect from Republicans who think Tim Armstead and Evan Jenkins are qualified to be WV Supreme Court justices?

I had two reactions to Ogden political reporter Steven Allen Adams’s front page article:

  1. Over half of the article comes from quotes from WV Republican legislative leaders Mitch Carmichael and Roger Hanshaw who both support the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. Who cares what the state’s Republican leaders think? Do they get a vote? . . .

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September 08, 2018

News on West Virginia’s senatorial race

The debates: candidates Morrisey and Manchin will meet twice

You may have already seen this but the first debate is October 14 in Wheeling and the second will be November 1 in the MetroNews studios in Morgantown. It appears that Hoppy Kercheval will moderate the Morgantown debate, but I could not find a moderator listed for the . . .

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September 07, 2018

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