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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

It's not been a good week for Patrick Morrisey

Yesterday, a terrible poll; today, problems connected with Big Pharma

Court says AG's drug company documents must be released

Here's the headline from the front page of today's Charleston Gazette-Mail:

Morrisey must reveal drug firm documents

The article by reporter Jake Zuckerman begins:

A Kanawha County Circuit judge ordered Attorney General . . .

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October 23, 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

That Maxine Waters reference is not very subtle, Patrick

Trailing in the polls and with nothing positive to offer, the Morrisey campaign is beginning to show its desperation

I’ve noted previously how Republican candidate Patrick Morrisey’s campaign essentially consists of two elements: his total embrace of President Trump and the connecting of his opponent, Joe Manchin, with Democratic politicians that he believes are hated by West Virginians. While Morrisey's campaign website does have an issues section, we’ . . .

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September 21, 2018

Morrisey chutzpah on the debates

Patrick Morrisey attacks Joe Manchin on the canceled debate; the Intelligencer covers for him by lying about what happened

I think psychologists call this "projection"

As statewide news reports noted yesterday, a second debate will not take place because the Morrisey campaign failed to meet the necessary deadlines. (See next post down.)

Earlier today, Republican senatorial candidate Patrick Morrisey retweeted this from Nathan Brand:

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September 15, 2018

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