First McKinley-Mooney poll, Kinzinger out, Capito and Manchin news
First McKinley-Mooney poll
NEW: An early poll of the #WV02 member-vs-member matchup commissioned by @GOPAC— Ally Mutnick (@allymutnick) October 28, 2021
Rep David McKinley (R) - 44%
Rep Alex Mooney (R) - 29%
Undecided - 18%
National Research Inc polled 400 LVs from Oct. 23-26 with a MoE of +/- 4.9%. (GOPAC has donated to McKinley)
Full memo: pic.twitter.com/qRPCerR2Ke
Republican Trump critic, Adam Kinzinger, not running in Illinois
One of the few Republican representatives to challenge Trump has announced that he will not seek re-election:
#IL16 Rep. Adam Kinzinger, one of 10 House Republicans to impeach President Trump, announces his retirement. He's the second of the GOP Trump impeachers to retire, he was drawn into a primary with Rep. Darin LaHood (R). https://t.co/2qZb4P0ZXc— Kirk A. Bado (@kirk_bado) October 29, 2021
As a result of redistricting, the primary would have matched Kinzinger with a pro-Trump incumbent. Kinzinger also hinted that he may challenge Trump if he runs for president again.
(Back to McKinley/Mooney, I think we’re going to hear a lot more about Mooney’s support for Trump as the WV primary gets closer.)
Capito votes against a West Virginian to head OSHA
WASHINGTON D.C — Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, https://t.co/69UuwCQ3AD., voted against the confirmation of Bluefield native Doug Parker to head the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) earlier this week. https://t.co/WCPEBJcXt0— Blfd Daily Telegraph (@BDTonline) October 29, 2021
From the article:
During a virtual press conference Thursday, Capito said she was concerned about Parker’s record in California on the COVID-19 protocols and that he would follow the agenda of President Joe Biden with a mandatory vaccine for businesses employing at least 100 workers.
Wouldn’t want to upset West Virginia’s Trump Party.
Manchin is standing strong for West Virginia’s billionaires
Breaking News: Senate Democrats’ plan to tax billionaires to fund their domestic agenda hit a major snag when Senator Joe Manchin denounced it as divisive. https://t.co/L37ugHa6fK— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 27, 2021
No billionaires even live in West Virginia, according to a recent Forbes report.— Ari Melber (@AriMelber) October 27, 2021
Put another way:
October 27, 2021