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Why Manchin won

Pollsters, pundits and a personal view

It certainly wasn't a landslide (4%) but Joe Manchin won reelection.

What did the exit polls find?

The Manchin-Morrisey election was decided by voters 39 and under, said professional pollster Rex Repass. Manchin won 60 percent of these voters, according to exit polling by Edison Research.

In all other age . . .

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November 08, 2018

Some thoughts on tonight's Manchin-Morrisey debate

A summary of Republican Patrick Morrisey's answers: Hillary Clinton. That's no exaggeration, I think he said her name at least 50 times. Joe Manchin's best response all night was when he pointed out that "Hillary Clinton is not on the ballot."

A summary of incumbent Democrat Joe Manchin's answers: . . .

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November 01, 2018

Manchin's lead reaches double-digits in new poll

Democrat Joe Manchin's lead on Republican Patrick Morrisey has moved to 16% according to a poll just released by WSAZ-Gray television:

The poll indicates that Manchin leads Morrisey by 16 percentage points, 52-36. That's double the margin of a WSAZ poll released on Oct. 1. The previous poll showed Manchin leading 46-38.

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October 22, 2018

Lies about health care and debates, dated photos, and TRUMP, TRUMP, TRUMP

The Morrisey campaign appeals to Trump's low information voter

Morrisey and Trump lie about their support for pre-existing conditions

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October 19, 2018

West Virginia politicians and the Kavanaugh vote

Manchin, Capito and a coat-hanger councilman

AP suggests that Senator Manchin faces a "firestorm" for his vote

From the Associated Press earlier today:

Democrat Joe Manchin faces firestorm at home after voting for Kavanaugh

Here's the key paragraph:

A day after Manchin broke with his party on what may be the most . . .

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October 07, 2018

Manchin to vote for Kavanaugh

As the New York Times reports:

Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh appeared destined for final confirmation to the Supreme Court after two key undecided senators — Susan Collins of . . .

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October 05, 2018

WV Kavanaugh watch: Capito onboard, Manchin still undecided

From Senator Capito:

Senator Manchin is still undecided. Here is the most recent report from two hours ago:

. . .

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October 04, 2018

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