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 . . .
New Manchin poll numbers drop
What do you think? I'm looking for comments on a Morning Consult poll that shows Senator Manchin losing 17 points from his January poll numbers
Morning Consult which does a quarterly poll measuring the approval and disapproval numbers for U.S. senators just published their most recent poll. The results are not good for WV Democrat Joe Manchin whose difference between approval and disapproval showed the biggest decline:
Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, who is up for . . .
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As Ogden's coverage of McKinley and Manchin demonstrate: it's not about incumbency, it's about party affiliation
The Ogden papers have dropped all pretense of fairness and objectivity
Yesterday, I once again documented how the Wheeling “newspapers” have totally ignored congressman David McKinley’s opponents in the upcoming elections. Today, let’s compare Ogden's coverage of Republican incumbent McKinley with Democratic incumbent Joe Manchin.
Earlier this week, the locals featured a story about a public debate . . .
Posted in: david mckinleyjoe manchinrepublican candidatesrepublican senatorial primarywheeling newspaper biases
Trump in West Virginia
Thursday, April 5
Manchin gets his reward for cozying to Trump
President Donald Trump quickly turned a tax reform event in West Virginia into a broad political venting session Thursday, including repeated swipes at the state's vulnerable Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin.
Flanked by Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-W.V., and West . . .
Guns and West Virginia
Articles of interest from around the Web
Quiz question: Which West Virginia member of Congress has received the most money from the National Rifle Association?
The Washington Post recently asked the question
Have your representatives in Congress received donations from the NRA?
and answered it with an interactive map . . .
Posted in: gun controljoe manchinnra
What’s Senator Joe been saying and doing?
Manchin: “This place sucks.” (But he’ll run anyway.)
From the New York Times:
Senator Joe Manchin III of West Virginia told colleagues on Tuesday that he intended to run for re-election this year after all, ending an anxiety-making flirtation with retirement and easing Democratic fears that the most conservative . . .
Posted in: dreamersjoe manchin
In case you missed it: Trump on West Virginia and Joe Manchin
An excerpt from yesterday's Times' interview
Yesterday, President Trump gave an impromptu interview to reporter Michael S. Schmidt of the New York Times at Trump's West Palm Beach golf club. In the rambling interview, Trump briefly discussed Senator Manchin and West Virginia:
SCHMIDT: Tell me about what you were saying that the Democrats. . . . [Inaudible.] . . . Tell . . .
Posted in: joe manchintrump presidencywar on coal