No subtlety here: One-third of the space in this weekend’s editorial pages was devoted to David McKinley's 2022 reelection campaign (and this followed two days of pro-McKinley coverage). Yesterday’s pages included an editorial, a McKinley op-ed, and a column by WV’s senators telling us all the good that will come from the infrastructure . . .
Hey, it’s day 2 of the Ogden campaign to reelect David McKinley
David McKinley is no Mr. Softee* when it comes to the Biden administration
At the top of the front page of today’s Wheeling Intelligencer:
McKinley Smoking Over Kerry Coal Comments
650 words later, we’ve learned from Steven Allen Adams that the congressman did not like what Kerry said at last week’s . . .
Today’s Wheeling Intelligencer editorializes about the infrastructure package in order to praise/support our local congressman
The infrastructure bill passed early Saturday morning. Despite its importance, there was nothing about the legislation in yesterday’s local papers. (See previous post.) Today, the Intelligencer continued to ignore the particulars of the bill but did editorially applaud local representative and Ogden favorite, David McKinley, for voting for . . .
Local representative, David McKinley, one of 13 Republicans to vote for the bill
From the New York Times:
House Passes $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill, Putting Social Policy Bill on Hold
The article explains:
The House passed a $1 trillion bill on Friday night to rebuild the country’s aging public works system, fund new climate resilience initiatives and expand access to . . .
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.”. . .
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
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 . . .