Wait a minute: Haven’t Republicans spent most of the year telling us how terrible the Inflation Reduction Act was for West Virginia
West Virginians probably saw coverage of this in their morning newspaper:
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Last month, I wrote about WV Senator Shelley Capito Moore’s backing of proposed legislation that would protect interracial and same-sex marriages. In the post, I noted how Capito’s support for the bill brought her a lot of angry online criticism. This morning, the Wheeling News-Register carried an Associated Press article about Republican . . .
Another descendent of Arch Moore announces for 2024 while another suggests she won't be running in 2026
Announced this morning:
Join me as I seek my party’s nomination for Governor of West Virginia in ‘24. Together, we can build a West Virginia that makes our young people proud to call home and champions freedom to conduct business how you want. #WestVirginia #WestVirginiaGovernor pic.twitter.com/RJReiuQvj2— Moore Capito (@MooreCapitoWV) . . .
A look at how the Wheeling Intelligencer and WV Metro News covered the story
The Intelligencer: 1200 words for an Ogden favorite
Back in September, the Wheeling Intelligencer ran its one (and only) article about the Democratic candidate for Congress, Barry Wendell. Today, that same paper ran a top-of-the-front-page article about Republican Riley Moore, who announced yesterday that he is running for that same . . .
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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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 . . .
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 . . .