We are still nine months away from the West Virginia primary but the Republican race for Senate has already heated up with the super PACs supporting Morrisey and Jenkins getting very busy.
For example, the Evan Jenkins-supporting website, Morriseys millions, tells us "some things we should know" about Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and at the top we learn that Morrisey has been "Bought and Paid for by Liberal$":
- Nurtured by liberals
- High-dollar donor to liberals
- Supports big-government healthcare
- Profits from planned parenthood and anti-gun liberals
Morrisey -- a liberal??? I have seen some far out political attacks in my lifetime; this one may be one of most outlandish. I also wonder whether the voters in the West Virginia Republican Party have moved that far rightward that someone as reactionary as Morrisey can successfully be labeled a "liberal"? We will see.
At this point, 35th Inc., the super PAC supporting Morrisey, appears to be lagging a bit behind in the "outrageous accusation" column; its website tells us that Evan Jenkins and Joe Manchin are "two peas in a pod" and that
The facts make it clear - Evan Jenkins too much like Joe Manchin to be a strong opponent.
(The rest of the page documents their similarities.)
Unless one candidate pulls away in the polls, this should be a fun match.
Hat tip to Jake Zuckerman in the Charleston Gazette-Mail for info on the superpacs.
*The title refers to an excellent animated series, "Celebrity Deathmatch", that aired on MTV from 1998 to 2002. The show used famous people wrestling to satirize sports programming and our fascination with celebrity.