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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 state-level . . .

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November 16, 2016

Late night reading about coal

A couple of interesting articles found during my travels around the net

"Is West Virginia Holding America’s Weirdest Election?" by Mason Adams in Politico

A sample:

A billionaire who built up a corporate empire from his father’s inheritance now is running his first major political campaign with a promise to shake up the establishment and restore prosperity after a long period of stagnation. But in this . . .

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September 30, 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 bit . . .

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September 27, 2016

Covering/not covering West Virginia elections

Reading the Sunday News-Register

The weekly "Bill Cole for Governor" editorial

How do you know it's Sunday? Easy, check to see if there's a Bill Cole for Governor editorial at the top of the editorial page. Today's editorial is labeled "Turning W.Va. Economy Around" and like his drug plan which was the subject of a previous Sunday editorial, . . .

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September 04, 2016

Reading the Sunday opinion section

Different day, same point of view

The lead editorial is a rewrite of yesterday's Mike Myer's opinion column (see next post down):

A week ago, Charleston was permeated with a near-sense of panic. Time was running out for West Virginia legislators and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to agree on a budget. There were warnings — some of them in the . . .

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June 19, 2016

Exit polls on the West Virginia Democratic presidential primary

Some interesting questions

Will Trump win big in West Virginia in November? It would appear so. From the ABC News exit poll:

West Virginia Democratic voters were among least liberal so far this year; fewer than half said they were liberals, vs. an average of 62 percent in previous Democratic contests. And in one last notable result, about a third in preliminary exit . . .

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May 12, 2016

Trump urges WV supporters to stay home next Tuesday

I'm sure that will not make him popular with anti-McGraw Republicans

As Time magazine and a number of other sources noted earlier today:

Donald Trump pulled out all the stops courting coal miners in West Virginia Thursday night, but he told them to skip voting in the primary.

“Now what I want you to do is save your vote,” Trump told the crowd in Charleston, West Virginia. “You know, you don’t have to vote . . .

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May 06, 2016

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