Tag Archives: West Virginia

GOP Senator’s Son Launches Bid For West Virginia Gov

The Hill reports: Moore Capito, the son of Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), announced his candidacy Tuesday to become governor of West Virginia, running as a Republican to lead the same state his mother represents in the Senate. Moore Capito, 40, is currently serving in the West Virginia House of Delegates and launched his gubernatorial bid shortly after winning another …

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Joe Manchin: No Decision On Running For Reelection

CNN reports: Sen. Joe Manchin has wielded his power more than any other senator in the 50-50 Senate – but whether he wants to do it for six more years is still a question. The moderate West Virginia Democrat told CNN Thursday he is undecided on whether he wants to run for another term in 2024 when he undoubtedly would …

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West Virginia Gov: I Might Challenge Manchin In 2024

The Parkersburg News & Sentinel reports: Gov. Jim Justice said he may not be done with public office when his second term as governor concludes in 2024, and that a seat in the U.S. Senate just might pique his interest. The next time one of West Virginia’s two Senate seats is up is 2024, when the seat of current U.S. …

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WV Gov Signs Near-Total Abortion Ban Into Law

CBS News reports: Republican Gov. Jim Justice today signed into law a ban on almost all abortions at all stages of pregnancy, making West Virginia the second state to enact a law prohibiting the procedure since the U.S. Supreme Court’s June ruling overturning its constitutional protection. The bill will go into effect immediately, except for the criminal penalties, which will …

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West Virginia Lawmakers Pass Near-Total Abortion Ban

The Washington Post reports: The West Virginia legislature on Tuesday passed a bill to prohibit nearly all abortions, making it the second state to pass a new ban since the Supreme Court reversed Roe v. Wade in June. The State Senate passed the bill 22 to 7, after a brief debate Tuesday afternoon. The State House concurred and passed the …

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WV Town Of Huntington Bans Ex-Gay Torture Of Minors

Charleston’s ABC affiliate reports: On Monday night, Huntington City Council voted to ban conversion therapy in city limits for children under 18. Huntington joins Charleston, Morgantown and Wheeling as the other cities in West Virginia to outlaw the practice of trying to change someone’s sexual orientation or gender. These are practices that have been considered abusive by medical and mental …

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Former WV State Rep Gets 90 Days In Capitol Riot

NBC News reports: A former West Virginia lawmaker who stormed the U.S. Capitol on behalf of former President Donald Trump while livestreaming his felonious activity on Facebook was sentenced to three months in prison on Wednesday. Derrick Evans, who had been sworn in as a Republican state delegate just a few weeks before the Capitol attack, was arrested and charged …

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Trump Pick Wins West Virginia US House Primary

The New York Times reports: Representative Alex Mooney handily defeated a House colleague and fellow Republican, David McKinley, in a primary in West Virginia that again proved both the power of an endorsement by former President Donald J. Trump and the weight that right-wing ideology holds with Republican primary voters. Mr. Mooney, a four-term House Republican known more as a …

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Ex-West Virginia Rep Pleads Guilty To Felony In Riot

Huntington’s CBS News affiliate reports: Former West Virginia State lawmaker Derrick Evans pleaded guilty to one count of civil disorder during a plea agreement hearing in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. on Friday. He now faces a maximum of five years in prison, a $250,000 fine and supervised release of not more than three years. He will also have …

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West Virginia High School Students Forced To Attend Evangelical Sermon, Told Non-Christians Burn In Hell

The Associated Press reports: Between calculus and European history classes at a West Virginia public high school, 16-year-old Cameron Mays and his classmates were told by their teacher to go to an evangelical Christian revival assembly. When students arrived at the event in the school’s auditorium, they were instructed to close their eyes and raise their arms in prayer, Mays …

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Bette Midler Hits Back After West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice Tells Her To Kiss His Bulldog’s “Hiney” [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice sent a clear message to those who have anything negative to say about the state, including Grammy-winning singer Bette Midler. At his 2022 State of the State address on Thursday, Justice grabbed his famous bulldog Babydog and turned her rear end to the audience saying, “Babydog tells Bette Midler and all those …

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GOP West Virginia Gov: The Vaccine Just Saved My Life

CNN reports: West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said he was feeling better, two days after a COVID-19 diagnosis, according to a statement from the governor’s office. “Thankfully, I am feeling much better today,” Justice said. “I desperately want to get out of this house and back to serving our state. I am not one to lay around.” The governor continues …

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West Virginia Gov: I’m “Extremely Unwell” With COVID

West Virginia’s Metro News reports: Gov. Jim Justice has tested positive for the coronavirus. The Governor’s Office late Tuesday announced Justice opted to get tested after experiencing “the sudden onset of symptoms,” including congestion and coughing. Following a positive PCR test, the West Virginia State Lab performed confirmatory testing, which produced another positive result. The governor will receive monoclonal antibody …

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Republican WV Gov To Ask CDC For Fourth Shot Okay

The New York Times reports: Gov. Jim Justice of West Virginia said he would ask the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for authorization to begin offering fourth doses of a coronavirus vaccine to residents. At a news conference, Mr. Justice, a Republican, said he wanted to start offering fourth doses to people 50 and older, as well as to …

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WV Coal Miners Union Urges Manchin To Reconsider

Roll Call reports: Not only does Manchin’s opposition place at risk what experts have called the biggest climate legislation Congress has ever considered, but it threatens policies that might benefit his West Virginia constituents, including thousands of coal miners. In a statement Monday, Cecil Roberts, the head of the UMWA, which endorsed Manchin in his 2018 Senate reelection campaign, said …

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Manchin Claims “No Idea” If He’ll Run For Reelection

The Hill reports: Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said on Friday that he has “no idea” if he’ll run for reelection to the Senate in 2024, predicting he’ll make a decision after next year’s midterm election. “I have no idea. I’ll make a decision after [the] 2022 election, November, my term will be up in 2024,” Manchin said during an interview …

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MD Lawmakers Float Plan For 3 Counties To Join WV

The New York Times reports: More than 150 years after Maryland stuck with the Union, the state is facing a peculiar request by its three westernmost counties to secede. Lawmakers from the counties — Garrett, Allegany and Washington — say their rural, conservative constituents have long been fed up with their overwhelmingly liberal and Democratic fellow Marylanders. They say they …

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Manchin Rages At “Bullshit” Report He’s Leaving Dems

Mediaite reports: Senator Joe Manchin (D- WV) swiftly denied a report he is considering leaving the Democratic party. Mother Jones reported Wednesday Manchin has been talking to associates about leaving the party. Manchin was asked by reporters about this and said rather bluntly, “I can’t control rumors, and it’s bullshit. Bullshit spelled with a B-U-L-L, capital B!” Manchin is one …

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GOP West Virginia Gov Rages At Anti-Vaxxers: For God’s Sake, How Difficult Is This To Understand? [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Justice’s exasperation has continued to grow this week, including when it comes to conspiracy theories about vaccination — like that it implants microchips in people. “For God’s sakes a livin’, how difficult is this to understand?” he said Wednesday. “Why in the world do we have to come up with these crazy ideas — and they’re …

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Manchin Says He Won’t Vote For $3.5T Budget Package

Sen. Joe Manchin writes for the Wall Street Journal: I, for one, won’t support a $3.5 trillion bill, or anywhere near that level of additional spending, without greater clarity about why Congress chooses to ignore the serious effects inflation and debt have on existing government programs. Inflation continues to rise and is bleeding the value of Americans’ wages and income. …

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