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  • GOP election fraud hotline rankles Democrats (W.VA)

    11/12/2012 12:31:19 PM PST · by Red Steel · 13 replies
    Charleston Gazette ^ | November 5, 2012 | Eric Eyre
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia Democratic Party leaders were fuming Monday over an email that urged people to call state Republican headquarters if they witnessed voting irregularities during today's election. The GOP email -- titled "Legal Update" and distributed statewide -- also called out Democrats for an alleged "long and sordid track record of illegal activity on Election Day." State Democratic Party Chairman Larry Puccio said the email unfairly tarnished all West Virginia Democrats, who make up nearly 60 percent of registered voters in the state. "This is craziness," Puccio said. "You don't attack the citizens. But that is exactly...
  • McDonald's flies flag upside down

    11/07/2012 11:29:52 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 152 replies
    Friends of WTOV-TV ^ | 11/7/12 | Friends of WTOV-TV
    The American flag at the Follansbee McDonald's is flying at half-staff and upside down today. Someone at the restaurant told one of our reporters this was "the owner's decision." What are your thoughts?
  • FEMA denies individual assistance for W.Va. from June 29 storm; Tomblin plans to appeal

    08/09/2012 9:13:14 PM PDT · by FLAMING DEATH · 6 replies
    The Republic ^ | August 9, 2012 | Associated Press
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The federal government has denied Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's request for individual assistance to help homeowners hit by a June 29 windstorm, Tomblin said Thursday night.
  • Manchin to vote with Dems on taxes (Manchin supports tax increases on small-businesses)

    07/24/2012 9:57:52 PM PDT · by Qbert · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/24/12 | Daniel Strauss
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced Tuesday that he will vote on Democratic legislation to extend the Bush-era tax rates. Manchin said he will join Democrats in voting to extend the rates for income up to $250,000 a year. The Democratic legislation would allow Bush-era rates on higher annual income to expire. Republicans want to extend all the rates for another year.  The vote on the Democratic plan is expected to take place on Wednesday.  "When considering these two proposals, I kept two priorities in mind: putting our fiscal house back in order and restoring fairness to the tax code," Manchin said...
  • Three Top West Virginia Democrats to Skip Convention

    06/18/2012 3:50:39 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 22 replies
    Roll Call ^ | June 18, 2012 | Abby Livingston
    Three high-profile Democrats from West Virginia are not planning to attend the Democratic National Convention in September. Sen. Joe Manchin, Rep. Nick Rahall and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin have opted not to go to the convention in Charlotte, according to a West Virginia Democratic Party press release. President Barack Obama is not popular in the state, and in 2010, Manchin ran a TV ad openly attacking the administration on cap-and-trade. Manchin, who is on the ballot again in November and does not face a difficult race, had already said this spring he wasn’t sure he would vote for Obama’s re-election.
  • Shocking Analysis from the Post

    05/09/2012 11:31:17 AM PDT · by Freestate316 · 24 replies
    In a WaPo article by Rachel Weiner regarding WV inmate Richard Judd embarrassing Obama in the Dem primary, can anyone guess what she gave as one of the main reasons for this occurrence? Now, this is really difficult, and will surprise you.(sarc)
  • Felon beats Obama in several West Virginia counties

    05/09/2012 4:59:38 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | May 8, 2012 | Byron Tau
    A Texas felon gave President Obama a run for his money in the West Virginia Democratic primary, beating Obama in several counties and winning enough of the vote to be eligible for at least one delegate at the convention, according to the Associated Press. Perennial candidate Keith Russell Judd, currently serving 210 months in a federal prison, is currently pulling down roughly 40 percent of the vote to Obama's 60 percent. Judd has caused problems in other elections as well. In 2008, Idaho Democrats were peeved Judd qualified for the ballot, with one Democratic official calling him a "yahoo prisoner...
  • WV Democratic Governor Not Backing Obama

    05/02/2012 6:38:38 PM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies ^ | May 2, 2012 | Fred Lucas
    West Virginia’s Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said he is not endorsing President Barack Obama for re-election, saying the president “has apparently made it his mission to drive the backbone of West Virginia’s economy, coal and the energy industry, out of business.” Tomblin is running for re-election in the heavily Democratic and major coal-producing state this year. He won a special election for the governorship last year after Gov. Joe Manchin was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010. “As a loyal member of the Democratic party and as governor for our state, I will continue to do everything I...