The local media in West Virginia are having a hard time stomaching the campaign ads (and national news coverage) of the suddenly competitive Senate race More… in their home state. Governor Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) might be a lot of things, they argue, but he’s no enemy of the coal industry —
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Apparently, West Virginia GOP Senate candidate and wealthy businessman John Raese is holding a “contest” in which he’s offering to pay the person in each county who publishes the most letters to the editor on his behalf, and the Parkersburg News and Sentinel, for one, isn’t having it:
Sensing vulnerability in Gov. Joe Manchin’s (D-W.Va.) latest poll numbers, the National Republican Senatorial Committee is launching over a million dollars worth of ads in the West Virginia Senate race More…today. ”Big spending, more government and less freedom…we don’t want a rubber stamp for Obama,” the ad’s narrator intones.
In the wake of Christine O’Donnell’s victory last night over Rep. Mike Castle (R) in Delaware’s GOP Senate primary, pundits are asking how in the world she did it and more importantly, what next?
On the first question, the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza cites More… three reasons: big margins of victory
The Hill reported today More… that the head of the agency in charge of mine safety, the Mine Safety and Health Administration, has pledged to increase enforcement of ventilation standards, a key issue in the ongoing investigation of the deadly April explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia.
Campaign contributions to state Supreme Court candidates soared from $83 million nationwide in the 1990s to more than $206 million between 2000 and 2009, a new study reports More…. It’s a concerted push by special interest groups to influence judicial decisionmaking that has fueled misleading smear ad campaigns, according to
TWI alumnus Mike Lillis reports today that the agency in charge of mine safety said it still doesn’t know if methane monitors were tampered with before the explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia. The agency’s comments appear to contradict recent statement’s by Massey Energy, the owner More…
Rep. Shelley Moore Capito’s (R) announcement More… Wednesday that she would not run in West Virginia’s special election to replace the late Sen. Robert Byrd (D) left her party without its best chance at a competitive race against the likely Democratic nominee, Gov. Joe Manchin. Still, her exit from the race