Senator Capito takes an unpopular stand with her base
The senator votes to advance a bill to protect same-sex and interracial marriage
Over the years, this blog has frequently been critical of West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito's unwillingness to take a position on a controversial proposal until the issue has been decided. On Wednesday, Capito bucked that tendency and voted for further consideration of the Respect for Marriage Act:
U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore . . .
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Some thoughts on the election and its aftermath
Alex Mooney’s victory
I was not impressed. He defeated the Democratic candidate, Barry Wendell by 31%. (For comparison, David McKinley defeated Natalie Cline by 38% in 2020.) Wendell received next-to-no support - financial or otherwise, from the Democratic Party and very little coverage by West Virginia media. Mooney did no . . .
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Senator Capito and Fox News suddenly go silent on the Halloween fentanyl candy story
What is next for the fearmongers?
On October 11, Senator Capito and Senate Republicans each put out a video hyping the possibility that drug dealers were disguising their fentanyl as candy and giving it to children. “Halloween would be dangerous, this year,” they said. From Capito’s senate website, here’s the senator’s version:
VIDEO: CAPITO, GOP SENATORS . . .
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Gas prices and Senator Shelley Moore Capito
It’s all Bidens fault!
Energy company profits
Yes, profits, profits, and more profits:
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Shell, Exxon, and Chevron have raked in $104 BILLION in profits so far this year.— Public Citizen (@Public_Citizen) October 28, 2022
That’s more than TRIPLE last year’s profits.
Inflation has always been an excuse for their greed. pic.twitter.com/lBaPURU6tx
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What’s up with West Virginia’s senators?
“Common ground” Joe and Shelley the distinguished lecturer
Senator Manchin keeps looking for common ground and bipartisanship with Republicans. Don’t look now, Senator, but you’ve become the common ground
From the Economist:
It is said that a common enemy unites even the oldest of foes. For Republicans and Democrats that would be Joe Manchin. The senator from West Virginia received the . . .
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Hey, it’s front page favorite week at the Wheeling Intelligencer
Capito PR today, Capehart PR yesterday: This is what passes for news?
With accompanying picture, today’s Shelley Moore Capito article covers half of the front page. There is no news in the article and the article is filled with bland statements such as:
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Capito indicated she is happy with the Republican party’s platform at this point in time, and she hopes that it continues going forward.
Covering WV Senator Capito on the electoral college, same sex marriage, and stock disclosure
The state’s stenographers were kept busy this week
On Thursday, West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito held another online press conference. Surveying the media landscape, I found different sources covering different aspects of the conference. For instance, Ogden Newspapers’ Steven Allen Adams gave local readers a front-page story on her co-sponsorship of the . . .
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