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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 . . .

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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 . . .

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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:

. . .

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May 02, 2018

Republican Deathmatch 6 (with debate update)

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 . . .

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May 01, 2018

"Why do we want all these people from 'shithole countries' coming here?"

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 . . .

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April 30, 2018

Congressman McKinley defends Scott Pruitt

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:

Silvrback blog image

(The video is here.)

Yes, despite major ethical lapses and non-answers to questions about conflicts of interest and excessive spending, some . . .

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April 27, 2018

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