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  • Republican gains ground in tight West Virginia House race: poll

    10/16/2018 7:43:59 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 16 Oct 2018 | John Bowden
    Republican Carol Miller has overtaken Richard Ojeda (D) in the race for West Virginia's 3rd District House seat, according to a poll released Tuesday. A Monmouth University poll shows Miller with the support of 48 percent of likely midterm voters in the state, compared to 45 percent who say they support Ojeda. The poll's results come after previous surveys of the district in deep-red West Virginia showed Ojeda with as much as a double-digit lead. In a Monmouth poll in June, Ojeda led Miller by 9 points, according to Monmouth. Monmouth said in a press release with the poll on...
  • Poll: Democrat Joe Manchin Leads by Four in West Virginia Senate Race

    10/16/2018 11:36:41 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 84 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 October 2018 | Sean Moran
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) leads West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey by a small margin, according to a poll released Tuesday. Sen. Manchin leads Morrisey by four points—49 to 45 percent—in the heated West Virginia race. Thirty-six percent of West Virginia voters said they will “definitely” vote for Manchin, 11 percent will probably vote for the West Virginia Democrat, and two percent are leaning towards voting for him. In contrast, 36 percent said they will definitely vote for Morrisey, eight percent will probably vote for the AG, and one percent lean towards voting for the West Virginia Republican. Three percent...
  • These States Are Voting On Abortion Bills In The Midterms. Here’s What You Should Know

    10/15/2018 3:49:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 15, 2018 | Grace Carr
    Voters in Alabama, West Virginia and Oregon will cast their ballots in November against or in support of bills amending their state’s abortion laws. Alabama’s proposed constitutional amendment, “Statewide Amendment 2,” will ask voters to affirm that “the constitution of this state does not protect the right to abortion or require the funding of abortion.” It would also “recognize and support the sanctity of unborn life and the rights of unborn children.” “The real aim is to ban abortion, but that’s not what you see in the language. This is just very broad. We have seen some split among conservatives...
  • Real Clear Politics "Senate No Toss Ups 2018" GOP +2 Dem 0

    10/13/2018 4:20:40 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 46 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 13, 2018
    Senate No Toss Ups 2018 Democrats 0 Pick Ups GOP 2 Pick Ups Mo & ND
  • GOP Poll Puts Morrisey and Manchin Almost Even After Kavanaugh Vote

    10/10/2018 4:15:14 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 41 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 10/10/2018 | Simone Pathé
    A new Republican poll of the West Virginia Senate race shows a tighter race between Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin III and Attorney General Patrick Morrisey. Manchin led Morrisey 41 to 40 percent in the survey conducted for the National Republican Senatorial Committee and Morrisey’s campaign and obtained first by Roll Call.
  • Trump calls Kavanaugh allegations a 'hoax set up by the Democrats'

    10/08/2018 8:50:14 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/08/18 | BRETT SAMUELS
    President Trump said Monday that he expects a lot of Democratic voters to support Republican candidates in the upcoming midterms because of how the party's lawmakers handled sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. "The main base of the Democrats have shifted so far left that we’ll end up being Venezuela. This country would end up being Venezuela. I think a lot of Democrats are going to be voting voting Republican on Nov. 6," Trump told reporters at the White House before departing for a law enforcement event in Florida. The president seized on the specter raised by...
  • McConnell: 'We're trying to win seats,' says GOP will still challenge Manchin

    10/07/2018 4:18:03 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 32 replies
    Collusion "News" Network ^ | Updated 3:08 PM ET, Sun October 7, 2018 | Elissa Nuñez, CNN
    (CNN) -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Republican Party will still challenge Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia despite his help confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. "We appreciate his vote for Judge Kavanaugh," the Kentucky senator said Sunday on CBS's "Face The Nation." "I think it was the right thing to do. But we're trying to win seats." While McConnell said he appreciates Manchin's support, he also pointed out that he is "still a Democrat." McConnell, like other Republicans, has harped on what he calls a "mob" of left-wing protesters as an issue in the...
  • Trump: I asked GOP senator to go to his daughter's wedding instead of attend Kavanaugh vote

    10/06/2018 1:47:54 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 91 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/06/18 | JOHN BOWDEN
    President Trump revealed Saturday that he had asked Montana Sen. Steve Daines (R) to take time off to attend his daughter's wedding over the weekend, causing him to miss a confirmation vote for Brett Kavanaugh, Trump's Supreme Court nominee. The president tweeted Saturday afternoon following Kavanaugh's successful confirmation in the Senate that he advised Daines to skip the vote once Republicans learned that they had the necessary number of votes to prevail. "I have asked Steve Daines, our great Republican Senator from Montana, to attend his daughter Annie’s wedding rather than coming to today’s vote," Trump wrote on Twitter shortly...
  • Susan Collins reveals she thought Kavanaugh 'perhaps needed to withdraw' after hearing Ford testify

    10/07/2018 11:49:04 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7 October 2018 | Gregg Re
    Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins -- a key swing-vote whose dramatic floor speech on Friday assured Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court -- revealed on Sunday that she initially thought Kavanaugh "perhaps needed to withdraw" after she heard Christine Blasey Ford's "very compelling and painful" testimony. But then, Collins said, "When [Kavanaugh] came back with a forceful denial, the anger and anguish he showed, and then the lack of corroboration, led me back to the fundamental issues to our legal system." Both Ford and Kavanaugh testified at length in late September before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Ford alleged that...
  • Graham Challenges Schumer: ‘Name One Person on Trump's Supreme Court List You Think Is Acceptable’

    10/07/2018 9:45:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 10/06/2018 | Andrew Kugle
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) challenged Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) on Sunday to name one person from President Donald Trump's list of potential Supreme Court justices that he finds acceptable. "This is a list that was compiled in November, but he actually put it out during the campaign," Graham told "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace, as he held up the list. "Twenty something people on this list, asking Chuck Schumer, name five, name three, name one that would be okay with you." Schumer and fellow Democrats tried to pressure Trump and Republicans to withdraw then Supreme...
  • Planned Parenthood Posts Job Opening for “Judicial Nominations Director” After Kavanaugh Secures...

    10/06/2018 5:59:42 AM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 5, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    FULL TITLE: Planned Parenthood Posts Job Opening for “Judicial Nominations Director” After Kavanaugh Secures Votes From the Department of “You can’t make this stuff up.” Just minutes after Senator Susan Collins and Senator Joe Manchin announced that they would be supporting Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination for the Supreme Court, the Planned Parenthood abortion company posted a job opening for a “Judicial Nominations Director.” The announcement hit Twitter less than half an hour after Collins wrapped up her lengthy speech defending her vote for Kavanaugh. Here’s what the job entails: Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) is the nation’s leading women’s...
  • Kavanaugh has 51 votes for cloture -- Murkowski no, Manchin, Collins, Flake yes

    10/05/2018 7:53:16 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 271 replies
    Bloomberg | October 5, 2018 10:51 AM
    No link from Bloomberg allowed -- story here.
  • Liberal group cuts support for Dems Manchin, Bredesen over Kavanaugh

    10/05/2018 4:29:04 PM PDT · by Hadean · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | Oct. 5, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    MoveOn, a progressive outside group, said on Friday that it is cutting support for Democrats in two key Senate races because they are supporting Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. "We're cancelling a planned six-figure digital video ad expenditure for Phil Bredesen in Tennessee due to his Kavanaugh position," the group said in a tweet. They added that "similarly [we] will be pulling all planned campaigning on behalf of Joe Manchin in West Virginia if he votes yes. Kavanaugh is unfit for the Court." Manchin became the only Senate Democrat to say he would vote for Kavanaugh on Friday, calling him...
  • Patrick Morrisey Attacks Joe Manchin Over His Last-Minute Support For Kavanaugh

    10/05/2018 2:18:36 PM PDT · by kevcol · 24 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | October 5, 2018 | Chuck Ross
    Morrisey called Manchin’s announcement a “craven political calculation” to salvage his political career. Manchin announced his support for Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s high court pick, minutes after Republican Maine Sen. Susan Collins said she would vote to confirm the judge. . . . “When it matters most, Joe Manchin is with Hillary Clinton for President, Chuck Schumer and Obama for gun control, and is voting with Nancy Pelosi for amnesty for illegal immigrants,” Morrisey said.
  • Manchin drowned out by protesters as he explains vote

    10/05/2018 1:55:55 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/05/18 | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Sen. Joe Manchin (W.Va.), the lone Democrat who will vote for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was confronted by angry protesters outside his office after announcing his position. Manchin’s answers to reporters justifying his position was drowned out by a group of women protesters chanting at him “Look at us!” and “shame!” Manchin looked uncomfortable as he tried to hear reporters questions over the angry crowd. Running for re-election in a state President Trump won by double digits, Manchin is considered a vulnerable Democrat. Trump has endorsed state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R) and has campaigned for him, despite Manchin...
  • Joe Manchin officially announces support for Brett Kavanaugh

    10/05/2018 12:58:21 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 120 replies
    Twitter ^ | October 5, 2018 | Chad Pergram
    Manchin to back Kavanaugh.
  • F.B.I. to End Kavanaugh Inquiry as Soon as Wednesday, With Vote Coming This Week

    10/03/2018 2:04:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/03/2018 | By Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Michael D. Shear
    Senate Republican leaders pressed on Tuesday to wrap up the confirmation of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, seizing on word from the F.B.I. that it would complete its investigation into allegations of sexual assault and sexual misconduct as early as Wednesday. “We’ll have an F.B.I. report this week, and we’ll have a vote this week,” an emphatic Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, told reporters after the Republicans’ weekly policy luncheon. But Mr. McConnell’s promise was as much about bluffing as it was about confidence, giving the nomination an air of inevitability even as five...
  • Joe Manchin Under Fire: Pressure Mounts in WV on Kavanaugh Vote

    10/01/2018 9:28:10 PM PDT · by familyop · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | OCTOBER 1, 2018 | Robert Kraychik
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) was told by passers-by at Sunday’s West Virginia Pumpkin Festival in Milton, WV, to vote in favor of confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court...Overall, West Virginia voters want Brett Kavanaugh confirmed with a margin of 58% – 28%. This includes the majority of independent voters with a margin of 59% – 26%. This includes the majority of women voters with a margin of 52% – 35%.
  • West Virginia voters pressure Manchin to vote for Kavanaugh

    10/01/2018 6:57:13 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 50 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Kerry Picket
    West Virginia residents pressed Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin this weekend about whether he would vote in favor of Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh. At the West Virginia Pumpkin Festival parade in Milton on Sunday, the senator marched alongside voters who asked him one after the other if he planned on voting or urged him to vote for Kavanaugh. Manchin would only say that he would have a final answer to those questions by the end of the week. One parade-goer continually shouted Kavanaugh’s name, and Manchin would only say, “Thank you.” Another yelled out, “Vote Kavanaugh!” and Manchin responded,...
  • Patrick Morrisey for WV Senator

    09/30/2018 4:50:35 AM PDT · by rudy45 · 23 replies
    Saw him at the Trump rally. I just donated.