Do WV voters want to keep picking their fellow citizens pockets?
In a word, yes. We have the same problem next-door here in Western PA (witness John Murtha). The thinking goes something like this....
Okay, so, like, we need them unions to pay good workin’ man’s wages and benefits n’at, but all of them cheap greedy corporations go running off to Right to Work states n’at, so we have to rely on a good workin’ man’s Democrat to take that money and bring it back to the good ol’ union workin’ people in Pennsylvania n’at, so if yinz can get yer Congressman into the right committee to steer lotsa government money and contracts n’at to your town n’at, it will mean, like, good jobs for everybody n’at. And, like, we can only have a level playing field if we elect our sonofabitch to take that money back from where it ran away to and funnel it back to us n’at.
Scarily enough, we have a congressional district like that here in Minnesota. It’s the 8th CD - northeastern Minnesota.
Pro-life, pro-gun, pro-military - and pro-union. That’s the best way to describe it.
Lots of hard-working, decent people up there - who’ll vote for anyone who’s got endorsements from the big labor unions.