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Morrisey and Manchin

Joe keeps sounding more and more like a Republican

I wrote in the previous post that the Washington Post was listing WV Attorney General Patrick Morrisey as a potential challenger for Senator Joe Manchin in 2018. Today's Politico Energy Report suggests the race is already on:

In what could be a preview of a 2018 Senate contest, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey . . .

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December 15, 2016

WV election spending? "A ton of ads"

I wish they would have just sent me the $9.50

Ohio Valley Resources cites the Center for Public Integrity in reporting what most of us already knew about political advertising in the state this year:

“There’s been a ton of ads in West Virginia,” said data reporter Ben Wieder at the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit journalism outlet.

The Center analyzed TV ads in . . .

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November 16, 2016

Reading the weekend opinion sections

(with November 7 update)

Saturday

Front page - "Cole Would Focus on Jobs, Drug Abuse"

The front pages of Wheeling's "newspapers" are sometimes used as an extension of the editorial pages. By using biased headlines, edited AP reports, and editorial-like articles, the papers look to persuade rather than inform. And as we draw . . .

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November 06, 2016

Morrisey Watch 21

Can the locals get any more blatant in their partisanship?

Hey, I thought that Joselyn King worked for the Wheeling "newspapers" and not the Patrick Morrisey campaign? (Hmmm -- the thought just occurred to me that maybe they are one-and-the-same.) Both of today's papers carried her front-page (I hesitate to call it a "news report") article on Patrick Morrisey's background . . .

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November 03, 2016

Super PAC names

The name doesn't matter -- it's all about the $$$ (UPDATED - November 1)

Saturday's Intelligencer editorial section carries an op-ed column by Bryan Holyman who is president of the Associated Builders and Contractors of West Virginia. Holyman's piece is called "In 2016, Special Interests Hide True Intent" and he makes two points about the West Virginia super PAC called West Virginia Family . . .

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October 31, 2016

Morrisey watch 20

Another op-ed piece

This morning's Intelligencer published an op-ed piece by Attorney General Morrisey which explains his justification for today's appearance before the U.S. Court of Appeals to fight the Clean Power Plan. (Note -- Morrisey op-ed is not on the Intelligencer site. Link is to the Daily Mail editorial page.) A . . .

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September 27, 2016

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