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Catching-up

Reading the Sunday "Opinion" section

Editorial tells us that "NFIB’s Support Of Cole Significant"

What would you expect from a Koch-funded "grassroots" organization? Sunday's lead editorial tells us that the National Federation of Independent Business has endorsed Republican Bill Cole for WV governor:

With about 2,000 members, the . . .

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July 27, 2016

Mission Impossible?

Turn Republican Bill Cole into an "outsider"

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Apparently, Mike Myer accepted the mission. Here this morning's column:

Now, anyone who knows Cole understands he’s an outsider, too. He is not a career politician. He didn’t take office until May 2010 when, ironically enough, then-Gov. Joe Manchin appointed him to fill a vacancy in the House of Delegates.

. . .

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July 02, 2016

A tale of two cities and their newspapers

Covering gubernatorial candidate Cole's fundraisers in Charleston and Wheeling

Mark Pence, governor of Indiana, was in West Virginia yesterday in order to attend fundraisers for Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Cole in Charleston and possibly Wheeling. Governor Mike Bevin of Kentucky was also supposed to be in Wheeling.

Here are some questions about these events with the answers based upon today's . . .

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June 08, 2016

WV polling and endorsements

Polling

Public Policy Polling released a new West Virginia poll yesterday. Here are some results and commentary from PPP:

Republican presidential

PPP's new West Virginia poll finds it's likely to just keep Donald Trump's recent streak of dominant victories right on going. Trump leads in the state . . .

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May 04, 2016

The Koch brothers look to buy themselves another state

WV Senate President and gubernatorial candidate Bill Cole speaks at exclusive Koch gathering for high-rolling political donors

Metro News had the following headline in mid-December:

Cole: Upcoming Legislative session ‘zero’ about run for governor

As they reported:

With the session less than one month away and lawmakers prioritizing their agendas, Cole said his mission is all about “delivering a subsidized session for the taxpayers for . . .

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February 02, 2016

Blankenship decision follow-up

Local "newspapers" eventually cover decision

After the yesterday morning's Intelligencer did not cover the decision, the Friday afternoon News-Register covered (for some reason this is not available online) the Blankenship court decision with parts of an AP report. About 30% of the AP report was dropped including the . . .

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December 05, 2015

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