Nothing changes (except the date)
Reading Ogden’s Monday editorial page
More recycled editorials
Today's first editorial is two-weeks-old and comes from Ogden’s Elkins paper, The Intermountain. The editorial comes out against bullies:
It’s Time to End Bullying in W.Va.
Coming soon: “Don’t Litter,” “Avoid Texting While Driving,” and “Don't Forget to Get Your Flu Shot.”. . .
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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 . . .
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
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McKinley vs. Mooney update #1
Battle of the Republicans
Not much to go with here. Search engines suggest that the news coverage of Mooney is still primarily focused on the possible ethics violations connected with his campaign expenditures. Mooney's twitter account doesn’t help much either: six of his first ten posts are about rugby. (At one time, Mooney apparently played . . .
The McKinley/Mooney battle begins
West Virginia’s congressional redistricting has been completed and the results will pit District 1’s current congressman, David McKinley, against District 2’s Alex Mooney. I would think that we will be seeing and hearing from both of them right up until the primary next spring. Both were on WV Metro News this week. Here are my reactions.. . .
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The House votes on removing Confederate statutes from the Capitol
Guess how our local congressman, David McKinley (who refers to the Civil War as the War of Northern Aggression), voted?
From the Associated Press:
The House has approved a bill that would remove Confederate statues from the Capitol as well as a bust of Roger Taney, the U.S. chief justice known for an infamous pro-slavery decision. The legislation now moves to the Democratic-controlled Senate. https://t.co/ayVdrpCLUf— The Associated Press (@AP) June 30, . . .
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WV Representative Alex Mooney’s ethics
More than just a couple of chicken sandwiches
The current story
From Roll Call:
The Office of Congressional Ethics is investigating whether Rep. Alex X. Mooney misspent campaign funds on personal pursuits and failed to properly report required information in his Federal Election Commission filings, according to a source familiar with the inquiry and related . . .
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$41.5 million for WV’s 2nd congressional district: Congressman Alex Mooney is “glad that this funding has been secured for health care centers”
While Mooney was quick to take credit for the funding, what he doesn’t tell us is that he voted against the coronavirus legislation that provided the money
Here was Mooney’s press release issued soon after the funds were released:
Congressman Alex X. Mooney (WV-02) today announced $41,596,186 in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) grants to 12 health care centers in West Virginia’s Second Congressional District.
“I am glad that this funding has been secured for . . .
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