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The Republican field for the WV governor nomination is getting interesting

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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February 06, 2019

Same as it ever was

West Virginia politics, that is

Justice appoints Justice lobbyist for vacant state senate seat

West Virginia State Senator Richard Ojeda resigned earlier this week to run for President. Yesterday, Governor Justice appointed his replacement. According to the Logan Banner's Dylan Vidovich via the Charleston Gazette-Mail:

Gov. Jim Justice, shortly . . .

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January 18, 2019

WV Governor Justice is “restoring confidence in the court” by appointing two Republican politicians with little or no legal experience

I’m sure that will do it, Governor!

Yesterday, Governor Justice made it official by appointing former House of Delegates Speaker Tim Armstead and U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins to temporarily fill the vacancies on the West Virginia Supreme Court.

Two Republican politicians?

Here are my two favorite sentences from the Charleston Gazette-Mail’s coverage of the . . .

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August 26, 2018

Some updates on previous posts and the latest polling results

Political cartoonists, China/West Virginia "understanding," and the most recent West Virginia senatorial poll

Rob Rogers' political cartoons

Three weeks ago, I did a blog post about Rob Rogers, then Pittsburgh Post-Gazette political cartoonist, whose publisher and new editor wanted the P-G to be more pro-Trump. The pressure was put on Rogers, whose cartoons are known nationally, to soften his cartoons. He refused and was fired on June . . .

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June 28, 2018

Updating the West Virginia/China energy "understanding"

The governor and our local paper remain optimistic. Is it warranted?

Yesterday's lead editorial in the Wheeling News-Register, "A Win for West Virginia and Chinese," reminded me that it has been a while since I last checked in on last fall's energy "memorandum of understanding" between China and West Virginia. Despite numerous questions raised by credible sources at the time, the . . .

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June 22, 2018

Is it asking too much to expect an editorial writer to do research?

Yet another clueless editorial on sports betting

From Saturday morning’s editorial (“Get Integrity Plan in Place”) about West Virginia sports betting:

One defect in the Mountain State law is the absurdly low cut of proceeds from sports betting that will go to the state — a paltry 10 percent. Pennsylvania, one of the few other states with sports betting statutes in place, sets . . .

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May 20, 2018

Which politician has the highest current approval rating in West Virginia?

The latest MetroNews Poll is out

Earlier today, MetroNews published its poll of approval/disapproval ratings for West Virginia's politicians. Here are the results:

  • Manchin 51% approval, 34% disapproval

  • Trump 48% approval, 39% disapproval

  • Capito 40% approval, 38% disapproval

  • Justice 34% approval, 44% . . .

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August 31, 2017

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