If you think that Riley Moore is just another mainstream Republican from the Arch Moore clan, it may be time to do some rethinking
Judging candidates by the antisemitic, conspiratorial, fact-challenged friends they keep
From reporter, Eric Hananoki, yesterday, at Media Matters:
McCarthy-backed House candidate is getting help from an antisemitic podcaster who wants political leaders assassinated
Hananoki article is about Republican WV District 2 congressional candidate, Riley Moore:
U.S. House candidate Riley Moore, . . .
A look at how West Virginia fares in recent rankings
Recently, from U.S. News & World Report's "Best States" rankings:
And from WalletHub's state economic rankings:
So how does the Wheeling News-Register get a 1300 word article that features mostly Republican attacks?
The indictment against former president Donald Trump is sealed but that doesn’t prevent today’s Wheeling News-Register from giving local Republicans free reign to attack the prosecutor and Democrats. The top-of-the-front-page headline on this morning’s Wheeling News-Register reads:
Local, State Leaders Sound Off On Trump . . .
Our Republican legislature just voted to keep them legal
From the Associated Press, we learn that yesterday a West Virginia Senate committee rejected a bill that would have ended child marriages in West Virginia. From the article:
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A bill that would have prohibited minors from getting married in West Virginia was defeated Wednesday night in a legislative committee.
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A year-and-a-half ago, I did back-to-back posts (see here and here) about WV Governor Jim Justice’s attempt to turn WV Public Broadcasting into a Republican news outlet. Since then, WV’s public broadcasting outlet has lost a couple of good reporters. (Most notably Dave Mistich.) They are minus another good one this week as WVPB fired* Amelia . . .
Four Republican constitutional amendments lose and this is their top story?
What was today’s top story in Wheeling, West Virginia? I think most readers who follow local and state politics would quickly answer “the defeat of all four proposed amendments to the West Virginia Constitution.” Why? For starters, the amendments were the handiwork of the West Virginia GOP which pitched hard for their adoption:
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From an AP report in the Wheeling Intelligencer on June 23:
Ex-West Virginia Lawmaker Sentenced to 3 Months for Role in Capitol Riot
A former West Virginia lawmaker who livestreamed himself on Facebook storming the U.S. Capitol and cheering on what he described as a “revolution” was . . .