No subtlety here: One-third of the space in this weekend’s editorial pages was devoted to David McKinley's 2022 reelection campaign (and this followed two days of pro-McKinley coverage). Yesterday’s pages included an editorial, a McKinley op-ed, and a column by WV’s senators telling us all the good that will come from the infrastructure . . .
What would you expect from Republicans who think Tim Armstead and Evan Jenkins are qualified to be WV Supreme Court justices?
I had two reactions to Ogden political reporter Steven Allen Adams’s front page article:
Over half of the article comes from quotes from WV Republican legislative leaders Mitch Carmichael and Roger Hanshaw who both support the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. Who cares what the state’s Republican leaders think? Do they get a vote? . . .
Down the stretch they come and Blankenship is gaining on the leaders
It's appears to be getting very close
Politico reported on Saturday night that recent Republican internal polls suggested that Don Blankenship had made significant gains on his two rivals. A few minutes ago, the conservative Weekly Standard claimed to have the specifics:
The results of an internal campaign poll . . .
More debates and a new game!
From Fox News
For those of you who can’t get enough “Trump loves me best” from WV’s senatorial candidates, Fox News will host a nationally televised debate at 6:30 PM tonight in Morgantown. From MetroNews:
Three of West Virginia’s six Republican U.S. Senate candidates will be on a national stage on Tuesday night, one . . .
(Updated with results) Here's something to keep you interested if you're watching the Republican debate tonight
Which candidate will get 5-in-a-row first?
Assign a card to each of the candidates and fill the space as they say the words:
First to get five-in-a-row wins!
According to my bookie, here are the current odds on winning:
- Patrick Morrisey 8 - 5 (the favorite even though "blowing-up . . .
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 . . .
Online national media discover the West Virginia senatorial race
Those familiar with the party’s deliberations say the results are clear: With a little more than a month until the May 8 primary, Blankenship, a towering figure in West Virginia politics long before this campaign and an avid opponent of unions, has vaulted into essentially a . . .