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WV’s senatorial candidates have it all wrong – we don’t need another “outsider” who will shake-up (or blow-up in Morissey’s case) Washington

What West Virginia needs is another “insider” like Robert C. Byrd

This post was prompted by an excellent essay in the Washington Post:

Stop treating voters like idiots. Thanks in advance

by Paul Wildman. Wildman explains:

[O]ur politics is no less dumb than it ever was. I’d like to take a look at one variant of that stupidity, which says that this vaguely defined thing called “Washington” is broken, . . .

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April 19, 2018

"Donald Trump likes me best"

Republican Deathmatch 6

Can these guys get any closer to Trump?

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(source: Associated Press)

Apparently not. As the Washington Post wrote today:

Among his qualifications for the U.S. Senate, Rep. Evan Jenkins wants West Virginia voters to know that he once attended a Christmas party with Donald Trump, flew with him on Air Force One and watched two movies in the . . .

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April 16, 2018

Coal baron (present and past) updates

More on the Oliver/Murray suit and the Blankenship campaign

Robert Murray's "self-pitying" letter to the judge

A month ago, a West Virginia judge dismissed Robert Murray's suit against John Oliver. (I wrote about it here). Apparently Murray did not like the decision. According to Raw Story:

Coal baron mocked by John Oliver sends rambling, self-pitying letter to judge

The article . . .

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March 26, 2018

Senator Blankenship? (updated 3/21)

Online national media discover the West Virginia senatorial race

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Some highlights:

From Politico:

Those familiar with the party’s deliberations say the results are clear: With a little more than a month until the May 8 primary, Blankenship, a towering figure in West Virginia politics long before this campaign and an avid opponent of unions, has vaulted into essentially a three-way tie with his rivals and . . .

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March 20, 2018

Republican Deathmatch 4 (A recurring series that chronicles WV's Republican senatorial primary)*

Yesterday, Roll Call published the results of a senatorial poll of 500 Republican voters.

West Virginia Rep. Evan Jenkins led the primary field for the Republican nomination for Senate in an automated poll conducted earlier this month for his campaign.

Jenkins was ahead of his closest opponent, state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, 33 . . .

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February 10, 2018

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 Conference Center . . .

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January 10, 2018

Republican Deathmatch 3

Don Blankenship makes it a threesome

WCHS-TV (Charleston-Huntington) is reporting that former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship has entered West Virginia's 2018 senatorial race:

Eyewitness News has learned that former Massey Energy chief executive officer Don Blankenship plans to run for U.S. Senate.

Blankenship filed his federal election official papers Tuesday. He will be . . .

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November 29, 2017

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