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Why Manchin won

Pollsters, pundits and a personal view

It certainly wasn't a landslide (4%) but Joe Manchin won reelection.

What did the exit polls find?

The Manchin-Morrisey election was decided by voters 39 and under, said professional pollster Rex Repass. Manchin won 60 percent of these voters, according to exit polling by Edison Research.

In all other age . . .

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November 08, 2018

It's not been a good week for Patrick Morrisey

Yesterday, a terrible poll; today, problems connected with Big Pharma

Court says AG's drug company documents must be released

Here's the headline from the front page of today's Charleston Gazette-Mail:

Morrisey must reveal drug firm documents

The article by reporter Jake Zuckerman begins:

A Kanawha County Circuit judge ordered Attorney General . . .

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October 23, 2018

Lies about health care and debates, dated photos, and TRUMP, TRUMP, TRUMP

The Morrisey campaign appeals to Trump's low information voter

Morrisey and Trump lie about their support for pre-existing conditions

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October 19, 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

Patrick Morrisey

A candidate with no ideas

Patrick Morrisey, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, apparently has nothing to say. For example, Morrisey's last eight Twitter comments are all about President Trump. Earlier today, he retweeted Trump's latest attack on the NFL:

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August 10, 2018

What red state Democrats won’t say to get re-elected

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Yesterday:

Manchin suggested to Politico that [Senate Minority Leader Charles] Schumer does not have any influence over whether or not he supports Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination.

“I’ll be 71 years old in August, you’re going to whip me? Kiss my you know what,” Manchin told Politico, referring to whipping votes among . . .

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July 15, 2018

Manchin leading in new Monmouth Poll (with 6/21 update)

According to CNN, Joe Manchin leads in the just-released Monmouth Poll:

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin leads his Republican challenger Patrick Morrisey in the West Virginia Senate race, according to a Monmouth University poll released Wednesday. . . .

The survey shows Manchin with a 48% to 39% advantage over Morrisey, the . . .

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June 20, 2018

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