West Virginia

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3 votes

WV- GOP Senate Candidate beats Dem Incumbent with no funding or advertising

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Mark Maynard owns a used car lot, runs a towing business and spends his spare time on a professional drag racing pit crew. And despite not raising a dime for his Republican campaign and agreeing with his Democratic opponent on almost all the issues, he defeated West Virginia's longest-sitting state senator.

Not a single campaign check came Maynard's way, nor did he report spending anything. Potential donors told Maynard he didn't have the right political background, he said.

Instead, he knocked on doors and networked.

34 votes


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31 votes

17-year-old high school student beats sitting W.Va. lawmaker in GOP primary

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A week before her high school graduation, Saira Blair was barely old enough to vote when she unseated a West Virginia lawmaker almost four times her age.

After Tuesday's GOP primary, the 17-year-old is one election away from becoming the youngest state lawmaker in West Virginia history. Larry Swan, sworn in as a 20-year-old delegate in 1972, set the current record.

46 votes

Ron Paul Endorsed Candidate Alex Mooney Wins West Virginia U.S Congress District 2 Primary!

Alex Mooney has been endorsed by Ron Paul, and Congressman Thomas Massie. The Cook Partisan Voting Index ranks District 2 as: "R +11" Making Alex Mooney the favorite for November.

5 votes

BenSwann.Com - New West Virginia Legislation Would Nullify Federal Gun Laws

BenSwann.Com - New West Virginia Legislation Would Nullify Federal Gun Laws

8 hours ago | Politics, US | Posted by Michael Lotfi

CHARLESTON, W.V., January 21, 2014 – West Virginia legislator Cindy Frich (R), and five cosponsors have introduced a bill, which would impede the implementation of federal gun control measures, within the state.

8 votes

The Congressman Who Went Off the Grid

When Roscoe Bartlett was in Congress, he latched onto a particularly apocalyptic issue, one almost no one else ever seemed to talk about: America’s dangerously vulnerable power grid. In speech after late-night speech on the House floor, Bartlett hectored the nearly empty chamber: If the United States doesn’t do something to protect the grid, and soon, a terrorist or an act of nature will put an end to life as we know it.


7 votes

Truck & Train crash in West Virginia

On Friday afternoon, a fully loaded logging truck collided with a tourist train, killing the truck driver.
I send out a prayer to all involved and pray for a safe weekend for all truckers, especially our patriots in DC.

Local news story.

2 votes

Syria in Crisis: Ravi Zacharias on Turmoil in the Middle East

Syria in Crisis: Ravi Zacharias on Turmoil in the Middle East


2 votes

WV Dem jumping ship - running for Congress as Republican

Can anyone comment on this guy?

Evan Jenkins: After seventeen years as a Democrat serving in West Virginia's state legislature, I am leaving Barack Obama's party to become a Republican and run for Congress against Nick Rahall. West Virginia is under attack from President Obama and a Democratic Party that our parents and grandparents would not recognize.


27 votes

VICTORY! Jared Marcum, Student Who Wore NRA T-Shirt, Cleared of Criminal Charge - VIDEO

VICTORY! Jared Marcum, Student Who Wore NRA T-Shirt, Cleared of Criminal Charge - VIDEO


By JOHN RABY 06/28/13 11:32 AM ET ED

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A criminal charge has been dismissed against a West Virginia middle school student who refused a teacher's order to remove a National Rifle Association T-shirt he wore to school.

5 votes

Podunk Prosecutors Seek Gag Order Against Eight-Grader Arrested Over NRA Shirt

Podunk Prosecutors Seek Gag Order Against Eight-Grader Arrested Over NRA Shirt

Eric Owens | Education Editor | 8:17 AM | June 26, 2013

The case of the rural West Virginia eighth-grader who was suspended and arrested in late April after he refused to remove a t-shirt supporting the National Rifle Association just keeps getting weirder.

3 votes

Authorities hunting for nuclear gauge lost in West Virginia

Officials are now warning people to be on the lookout for a device that could pose dangerous health and contamination risks to the public.

A portable gauge containing dangerous radioactive material fell off the back of a truck in West Virginia and officials are offering a reward for the missing device.

The truck was transporting the device for the Pennsylvania firm Valley Quarries Inc. – a company licensed to possess and use the gauge. The company had been using the instrument in West Virginia at the time it was lost, and is desperately seeking to find it

2 votes

Rand Paul's drone furor: Poor paraphrasing

It seems so much furor has been created by Rand Paul's recent statements, and upon further inspection, it seems to be little more than poorly paraphrasing a previous example laid out during his filibuster.

The statement that caused all this goes as follows...

"If someone comes out of a liquor store with a weapon and fifty dollars in cash. I don't care if a drone kills him or a policeman kills him."

If we look to his filibuster, the same situation is outlined as follows....

2 votes

Manchin-Toomey GunBan WORSE than Feinstein's! Limit FIVE Guns Per Yr, Perpetual Record!

Senate Fine Print: 5 guns per year, all sales through FFLs, perpetual records

We apologize for the diversions into gun politics lately. Not our bailiwick, others do it better and the NRA is going to be all over this like ugly on an ape, but there are some really insidious things in the Manchin-Toomey deal just struck.

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