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Representative McKinley please note: even Don Blankenship is willing to host a town hall meeting

From the Associated Press via WV Public Broadcasting:

Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship is hosting a town hall meeting for voters next week as he revs up his candidacy for the U.S. Senate.

Blankenship's campaign said in a news release Wednesday the meeting will be held Jan. 18 at the Chief Logan Lodge, Hotel and . . .

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January 10, 2018

Not too hypocritical

Wheeling “newspapers” and our congressional representative on the CBO and the national debt

The local "newspapers"

Wikipedia describes the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) as

a federal agency within the legislative branch of the United States government that provides budget and economic information to Congress.

As it and other sources point out, it's nonpartisan as it reviews the . . .

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November 21, 2017

McKinley explains his vote supporting the Republican tax plan

Despite the damage the plan will do to the citizens of his congressional district, the representative stays close to the Republican script

Representative David McKinley via MetroNews:

“We have a clear choice here: do we allow the status quo to continue, which only benefits the wealthy and politically connected?” he said in a release. “Or do we allow the process to continue and fight to ensure the final version is the best deal possible for the middle class and . . .

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November 17, 2017

Town hall update

Senator Manchin held a town hall in Berkeley Springs on Friday while McKinley and the rest of WV's Republican delegation are still zero-for-2017

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Senator Manchin held a town hall in Berkeley Springs on Friday

From the Associated Press:

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin told West Virginia voters that the nation's biggest threat comes from unaddressed, excessive spending.

The Democratic senator held a town hall meeting Friday in Berkeley Springs, where he . . .

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October 29, 2017

Hey, it’s free publicity for our local Republican congressmen week!

There’s no news here but that doesn't matter -- maybe it will help their re-election campaigns

Wednesday: McKinley tells Rotarians “coal needs to remain a major part of America’s energy mix”

That’s the breaking news. The front page article also includes the following:

To the Wheeling Rotary Club on Tuesday, McKinley said his No. 1 concern, overall, is jobs.

“We’re talking about taking care of people. I am . . .

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October 18, 2017

Intelligencer buries West Virginia campaign fraud story with local/state implications on the obituary page

Not much to see here

If you look for it, you can find a skeleton of a story on page 2 of yesterday’s Wheeling Intelligencer in the last column right below “Funerals Today."1 It’s a three paragraph AP report and the headline reads:

Businessman Accused of Campaign Fraud

The AP story:

. . .

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September 21, 2017

I’m sure it’s just a coincidence

Mining execs to meet at Trump hotel where rooms will be $800+ a night

The headline from yesterday’s Intercept:

After Massive Giveaways To Industry, Mining Executives Will Spend Big at Trump's D.C. Hotel

The article explains:

THE CHIEF EXECUTIVES of some of the largest coal and mining companies in the country have chosen the Trump International Hotel in Washington, . . .

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September 15, 2017

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