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  • Trump could help Republicans pick up two more Senate seats

    12/04/2016 6:36:38 PM PST · by ChessExpert · 61 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 4th, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    There is a reasonable chance that two more Democrat Senate seats could be lost to the GOP when the next Congress convenes.
  • Trump team considering Sen. Joe Manchin for energy secretary

    12/01/2016 12:44:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 81 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/01/2016 | By DARIUS DIXON
    President-elect Donald Trump's transition team is considering Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia for the energy secretary job, according to three sources close to the discussions. The conservative Democrat “is being considered to show the coal people how serious Trump is about coal,” one source said. Manchin told POLITICO Thursday afternoon that he and his staff haven’t been contacted by Trump’s transition team and he didn't have any trips to New York City on his calendar. But Manchin, who is up for reelection in 2018 in a state that has become increasingly more Republican over the past decade, also didn’t...
  • Gay couple: Hateful note left on door after Trump's election

    11/15/2016 1:15:36 PM PST · by Morgana · 81 replies
    wowk ^ | November 15, 2016 | wowk
    CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - A gay couple in West Virginia says someone left a note with an anti-gay slur outside their home after Donald Trump's election. Clarksburg residents Kyle Chester and Corey Hurley tell the Charleston Gazette-Mail (http://bit.ly/2gdPAgR) that they discovered the note after receiving a knock on their door early Thursday. The message read "TRUMP is our president now! Get out of our neighborhood now" followed by a derogatory term.
  • Jeb Bush boosts Cole for governor

    08/17/2016 2:25:20 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    MORGANTOWN — Jeb Bush hit the campaign trail Tuesday for West Virginia Republican gubernatorial nominee Bill Cole, a Donald Trump supporter in heavily pro-Trump coal country. Bush, who has said he won’t vote for Trump or Hillary Clinton for president, addressed a West Virginia business group Tuesday about fighting substance abuse, reforming the tax code, cutting regulations and overhauling the education system. But the former Florida governor’s speech largely avoided commentary on Trump, a bitter rival whose attacks became personal during a crowded Republican presidential primary. Bush also headlined a Cole fundraiser Tuesday evening. “I’d say that everybody has their...
  • UPDATE: 26 Heroin Overdoses in Huntington (West Virginia) on Monday

    08/15/2016 7:20:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 83 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | August 15, 2016 | wowk
    CABELL COUNTY, WV - UPDATE: 8:46 p.m. 8/15/16 Cabell County EMS tells 13 News there were 26 overdoses in a four hour period on Monday. Original The Director of Drug Control Policy Jim Johnson tells 13 news there were 10 heroin overdoses in Huntington on Monday. The 10 overdoses reported happened over a 90 minute period. Nobody died yet from the overdoses. Dispatchers report the overdoses happened at several locations in the city.
  • Half Of West Virginia's Sanders Fans Would Vote Trump

    05/23/2016 7:51:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Quadrangle ^ | May 24, 2016 | Otis Underwood
    In an email sent out on Wednesday, Bernie 2016 campaign manager Jeff Weaver declared plans to push for a contested convention in Philadelphia in July. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 47% of Likely Democratic Voters believe the Democratic Party should be more like Clinton, but 39% say it should be more like Sanders. He campaigned in OR and California on Tuesday and his victory in West Virginia highlighted anew Clinton's struggles to win over white men and independents - weaknesses Trump wants to exploit in the fall campaign. The split on the left comes after months...
  • How Donald Trump dominated Appalachia, in 1 startling map

    05/11/2016 10:22:04 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 72 replies
    As if the election results weren't enough proof that Donald Trump absolutely dominated Appalachia, this map offers a pretty good picture of just how widespread the presumptive GOP nominee's support is in the region:
  • WV: Hillary loses 2/3 of support from 2008

    05/11/2016 8:08:11 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 12 replies
    Hillary Clinton is putting magician David Copperfield to shame with her vanishing voter trick. Her base of support is disappearing right before our eyes, but unlike Copperfield, Clinton isn’t putting on an act. On Tuesday, Clinton lost the West Virginia primary to 74-year-old socialist Bernie Sanders 51% to 36%. That’s a stark contrast to 2008, when she trounced Barack Obama, 66.9% to 25.7% (John Edwards received 7.3%). But perhaps what’s more shocking is the raw vote total. In 2008, she received 240,890 votes. Yesterday, Clinton netted 84,176 votes, according to NBC — a 65% decline. Other numbers show how the...
  • Hot mic catches Geraldo Rivera mocking Sanders

    05/11/2016 8:11:12 AM PDT · by McGruff · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 11, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    Fox News reporter Geraldo Rivera was caught on a hot mic late Tuesday blasting Bernie Sanders’s win in West Virginia’s Democratic presidential primary. “So annoying — this guy is so annoying,” he said of Sanders as the independent Vermont senator made his victory speech in Salem, Ore. “Your mic is hot,” fellow Fox News personality Sean Hannity told Rivera. "What are you saying?” “He’s so annoying,” Rivera added. "People that think his supporters are going to go to Donald Trump are smoking dope.” Rivera’s assessment drew laughter and an exclamation of “what?” from the other assembled Fox News journalists.
  • Donald Trump Supporters Boost Bernie Sanders in West Virginia

    05/11/2016 7:32:46 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 12 replies
    NBC ^ | 05/11/2016 | ALEX SEITZ-WALD
    Bernie Sanders won the state's primary over Hillary Clinton, and while the delegates he collects will do nothing to knock the front-runner off her glide path to the Democratic nomination, it will give the insurgent candidate a much-needed shot of adrenaline during what could be a good month for him. That part was expected. The rest was not. West Virginia, like other Southern and Appalachian states, is at the tail end of a long transition away from Democratic Party, which once ruled the South, to the GOP, the natural ideological home of its conservative voters. Democratic voters still technically outnumber...
  • LIVE STREAMING COVERAGE

    05/10/2016 4:30:29 PM PDT · by knarf · 11 replies
    CBS ^ | May 10, 2016 | knarf
    It doesn't matter to me WHO reports the numbers
  • Trump easily wins two primaries, Sanders beats Clinton in West Virginia

    05/10/2016 6:56:36 PM PDT · by Innovative · 58 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | May 10, 2016 | Erica Werner And Steve Peoples, AP
    Key Senate Republicans voiced optimism Tuesday about Donald Trump’s presidential prospects in November, the clearest signal yet to the GOP rank and file to unite behind the bombastic billionaire and turn their energy against Democrat Hillary Clinton. But it was uncertain whether the doubters could be quieted. Trump added two more primaries to his column, taking West Virginia and Nebraska. Clinton lost West Virginia to Sen. Bernie Sanders, who refuses to bow out as Trump’s GOP foes have, but that hardly dented her huge Democratic delegate lead.
  • WV Primary Election Results (Called for Trump)

    05/10/2016 4:33:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 57 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | may 10, 2016 | wowk
    ELECTION RESULTS: Donald Trump has been declared the winner in the Republican WV Presidential Primary by CBS News. Stay with us for all of your election results.
  • Bernie Sanders Projected To Win WV Primary

    05/10/2016 5:01:31 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 67 replies
    kmtv.com ^ | May 10, 2016
    Senator Bernie Sanders is projected to win Tuesday night’s West Virginia primary over Hillary Clinton and cut into her delegate lead, based off exit poll figures.
  • Clinton, Sanders Face Off In West Virginia As Trump Looks On

    05/10/2016 9:26:42 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 9 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | May 10, 2016
    Bernie Sanders has another chance on Tuesday to slow Hillary Clinton's march toward the Democratic U.S. presidential nomination as West Virginians vote in their state's primary, a week after Donald Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee. ... Clinton's protracted battle with Sanders, who pulled off a victory in Indiana's Democratic primary last week despite polls showing him trailing Clinton in the state, has become a source of gloating for Trump. The billionaire New York real estate developer has taunted Clinton in recent days by saying she "can't close the deal" by beating Sanders
  • Trump’s leads in West Virginia and Georgia are meaningful for different reasons

    05/10/2016 8:37:26 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/10/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    A recent poll in West Virginia finds Republican Donald Trump with a large lead over Democrat Hillary Clinton. The numbers are 57/ 30 in favor of Trump. They show the continuing shift of Party preference in West Virginia and open the possibility of a very serious problem for Clinton. While it is true that even the hapless Mitt Romney beat Barack Obama in West Virginia in 2012 by 62/35, the data that should be very worrisome for Clinton is the 13 points of “Undecided” found in the poll. The 57/30 spread favoring Trump gives him a growth potential for hitting...
  • West VA Coal Miners Just Made Powerful VIDEO To Make Sure Hillary Is NOT America’s Next President

    05/10/2016 5:51:30 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 23 replies
    The economic devastation is very real in West Virginia. Obama promised to shut down the coal industry as one of his bold campaign promises in 2008. Hillary’s plan is to keep the dream of shutting down the coal industry alive long after Obama is out of office. Coal miners are taking and stand and letting America know they are not going to sit back and watch their livelihoods and towns destroyed by a radical leftist President. Watch here:
  • LIVE THREAD:West Virginia and Nebraska Primary Returns. May 10, 2016

    You are cordially invited to attend the West Virginia and Nebraska returns, tonight with your friends and neighbors here on Free Republic. TIME:When you feel like fixin' to attend between now and then ATTIRE:Anything you wish to wear Champagne will be served with a selection of appetizers and French desserts
  • War Veteran Turned West Virginia State Senate Candidate Is Brutalized in Brass Knuckle Attack

    05/09/2016 1:53:12 PM PDT · by Rio · 35 replies
    Yahoo!News ^ | May 9, 2016 | Inside Edition Staff
    A candidate for West Virginia state senate was brutally attacked over the weekend when a man wielding brass knuckles blind-sided him at a cookout, police say. Retired Major Richard Ojeda, an Iraq and Afghanistan veteran who's challenging the incumbent Democrat, was attending the political function in the town of Logan when a man reportedly asked him for a bumper sticker. When Ojeda knelt to attach the sticker to the man's car, police say the suspect struck the candidate as many as nine times with brass knuckles, knocking him out. According to West Virginia State Troopers, the suspect--who's been identified as...
  • CNN Ventures Into A Majority Democratic West Virginia County, They’re Supporting Trump(T)

    05/09/2016 6:02:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/7/2016 | Matt Vespa
    It’s no shocker that Hillary Clinton isn’t popular in West Virginia. In fact, no one from national Democratic circles, like President Obama, Nancy Pelosi etc., is popular here. Obama didn’t win a single county in the Mountain State in 2012, and the last time West Virginia went Democratic was 1996. Clinton’s remarks that she was going to put coal miners out of business did not sit well with the residents of Logan County, where Democrats outnumber Republicans. In fact, CNN was hard pressed to find really any Democrat who supported Clinton—they’re all voting for Trump.