Mike Myer and the Intelligencer kick off the congressman’s reelection campaign
Today’s Mike Myer column is mostly about praising WV’s 1st Congressional District congressman, David McKinley, for his supposed bipartisanship. Support for Myer’s position comes in the form of the recently-released Lugar Center Bipartisan Center Index for the 115th Congress which ranked McKinley 11th in the House.
The Index purports . . .
Coal ash and Congressman McKinley
A new study
The first national study of coal ash pollution was released yesterday and found 90% of the regulated coal ash repositories are leaking (including 30 of them in the Ohio Valley). The study was done by the Environmental Integrity Project and “used industry data that became available to the public for the first time in 2018 . . .
What did West Virginia's congressional delegation and the Wheeling Intelligencer have to say about Trump's order?
What do West Virginia’s representatives think?
The Charleston Gazette-Mail took what I consider the logical next step following President Trump’s executive order to build his wall – they checked with West Virginia’s congressional representation to complement their national coverage. Here is what reporter Jake Zuckerman found.. . .
Note to Representative McKinley: President Trump is upset that he hasn't received the Nobel Peace Prize
Maybe you should nominate him again
Last May, WV Rep. David McKinley was among 18 Republican congressmen who nominated Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize. (I wrote about it here.) As you are probably aware, the president did not get the prize. Apparently, Trump is still upset that he didn't win but Obama did. At this morning's press conference, he claims that . . .
Jim Justice, former Delegate Mike Folk (who wanted to see Hillary Clinton hung at the Washington D.C. mall), and Representative David McKinley?
The current governor, Jim Justice, has already announced that he will run – this time as a Republican.
To the list, add Mike Folk. As the Associated Press describes:
Former West Virginia Delegate Mike Folk says he's running for governor.
The Berkeley County Republican announced the campaign in an email Tuesday.
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Here's why: “WEB EXCLUSIVE: Rep. McKinley sits down with 7News”
The "WEB EXCLUSIVE" is on Wheeling's WTRF-TV website. (For some unknown reason, I have difficulty posting their videos. You can, however, watch all eleven minutes of the "exclusive" interview on their website.) A warning: there are no pointed questions just softballs that allow McKinley to deliver 11 minutes . . .
WV politicians search for new awards to bolster president’s ego and endear themselves with Trump’s West Virginia base
President Trump apparently has concluded that he will not win the Nobel Peace Prize. According to People:
On Wednesday, Trump, 72, revealed that he does not think he will be honored with the prestigious . . .