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 . . .
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: . . .
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 . . .
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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The Morrisey campaign appeals to Trump's low information voter
Morrisey and Trump lie about their support for pre-existing conditions
President Trump is right. I have always supported protecting those who need help the most, including those with preexisting conditions. Manchin lies and tries to scare voters because he’s just another dishonest Washington liberal. #wvsen https://t.co/rkYfpyeAGH— AG . . .
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’ . . .
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:. . .