West Virginia

The Six Hottest Senate Races For Conservatives

At a major meeting of conservative leaders yesterday, some of the movement’s best political minds handicapped the Senate races with us, and this is where we see the hottest conservative campaigns as of today.

A vote for Don Blankenship is a vote for Chuck Schumer

Editors, Washington Examiner

“To the great people of West Virginia,” President Trump tweeted Monday morning, “we have, together, a really great chance to keep making a big difference. Problem is, Don Blankenship, currently running for Senate, can’t win the General Election in your State...No way! Remember Alabama. Vote Rep. Jenkins or A.G. Morrisey!” If you are hoping for a Democratic Senate that will block Trump’s nominees, then vote for Blankenship. If you want to do Trump a favor, and help him appoint another Supreme Court justice in the next two years, then listen to him now and vote for the better, electable, choices.

Conservatives Make Endorsements In Today’s GOP Primaries

Today the Republican Party is conducting primary elections in the key states of Ohio, West Virginia and Indiana where principled limited government constitutional conservatives are battling the GOP establishment for U.S. Senate, House and state office nominations. Here are some endorsements in key races.

Nearly half of Americans now live under one-party Republican state governments

David Freddoso, Washington Examiner

With the switch by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice from Democrat to Republican, the GOP expanded its dominance of state governments. The Republican Party now controls the governorships and the state legislatures of 26 states (including Nebraska's supposedly nonpartisan legislature). Altogether, the populations in these states account for 48 percent of the U.S. population, according to 2016 Census estimates.

President Trump Keeping Promise To Coal Miners

"Since Trump has come back into office, I've gotten back in the mines. Trump has done more for coal in a week than Obama did in an 8-year term," said miner Chad Smith.

West Virginia Republican rising star could take out Manchin

Jim Geraghty, National Review

If and when the Clean Power Plan is cast aside, it will be a major victory for Patrick Morrisey, currently the attorney general of West Virginia, chairman of the Republican Attorney Generals Association, and a strong potential GOP option for 2018, when West Virginia’s Democratic senator, Joe Manchin, faces reelection.

It's the Primaries, Stupid! West Virginia Congressional District 2 Alex Mooney

One of our prime opportunities to add a principled limited government constitutional conservative to the ranks of conservatives in Congress is the open seat in West Virginia’s Congressional District 2 where conservative Alex Mooney is leading a crowded field of contenders in the Republican Primary.