The quality of news reporting in West Virginia just took a major hit
Four excellent Charleston Gazette-Mail reporters are now gone
From Eric Eyre, who won a Pulitzer Prize for reporting in 2017 when he worked for the Gazette-Mail:
A huge loss of journalism firepower in West Virginia. Their dedication to public service reporting is unmatched. Thank you, Caity, Ryan, Joe and Lacie. . . .
Don Blankenship is suing Donald Trump Jr.
From E&E News:
Former coal magnate Don Blankenship has added Donald Trump Jr. to a laundry list of media outlets, personalities and "swamp" Republicans that the ex-convict is suing for defamation.
The complaint filed last week is nearly identical to another that Blankenship filed against more than 75 news . . .
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Don Blankenship takes his argument for inclusion on the November ballot to the West Virginia Supreme Court
From the Charleston Gazette-Mail:
Don Blankenship is taking his battle to run for U.S. Senate to the West Virginia Supreme Court.
According to a petition for writ of mandamus filed with the state’s high court Thursday, Blankenship and the Constitution Party are challenging West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner’s . . .
Don Jr. in Charleston to support Morrisey
(photo credit - Charleston Gazette-Mail)
From this morning's Charleston Gazette-Mail:
Donald Trump Jr. joined the West Virginia attorney general on the campaign trail Tuesday in an effort to hitch the latter’s U.S. Senate bid to economic success reported under . . .
Trump and Manchin react, McConnell jokes (really!)
Blankenship blames Trump for loss
“I think if there was any single factor based on the polling at different times, the debates, and all the things I saw, it was probably President Trump’s lack of endorsement — I don’t know what to call it, but ‘Don’t vote for Don’ tweet,” he said. “I don’t know what else . . .
Down the stretch they come and Blankenship is gaining on the leaders
It's appears to be getting very close
Politico reported on Saturday night that recent Republican internal polls suggested that Don Blankenship had made significant gains on his two rivals. A few minutes ago, the conservative Weekly Standard claimed to have the specifics:
The results of an internal campaign poll . . .
More debates and a new game!
From Fox News
For those of you who can’t get enough “Trump loves me best” from WV’s senatorial candidates, Fox News will host a nationally televised debate at 6:30 PM tonight in Morgantown. From MetroNews:
Three of West Virginia’s six Republican U.S. Senate candidates will be on a national stage on Tuesday night, one . . .