And now, a *special* message for all supporters of Alan Mollohan (D, WV).

    Seeing as we have now just learned that the corrupt little suckweasel has been defeated in his primary bid. For all of you fighting for that man’s right to batten off the body politic, I just want to pass this along: I wanted to kick it all techno, but none of them really sung to me, you know? Moe Lane PS: David McKinley for Congress. | Read More »

    And now, a *special* message for all supporters of Alan Mollohan (D, WV).

    Seeing as we have now just learned that the corrupt little suckweasel has been defeated in his primary bid. For all of you fighting for that man’s right to batten off the body politic, I just want to pass this along: I wanted to kick it all techno, but none of them really sung to me, you know? Moe Lane PS: David McKinley for Congress. | Read More »

    40 in 2010: WV-01

    (In order for the Republicans to take back the House in 2010, they need to net 40 seats. It’s a long shot, but it is possible. By my count, there are 92 Dem-held seats that the Republicans have at least an outside chance of winning. That number will change as we get closer to election time, of course. But for now, I’ll be highlighting some of these seats from time to time.)

    There’s a lot of talk about the realignment shift, wherein conservative southern Democrats turn Republican while liberal northeast Republicans turn Democrats. Well, the liberal northeast Republicans have turned, but the southern Democrats are still hesitating. So will Nancy Pelosi be the one to finally be the catalyst to get a southern revolution? Who knows. But sometimes you feel there’s a perfect storm brewing, and if it doesn’t happen now, it never will. That’s probably not the case for all districts, but it just might be the case in West Virginia.

    West Virginia 01
    Location: The northern third of the state. It doesn’t contain Charleston or any other large cities, but does include WV University. It’s fairly rural, a bit blue-collar-ish, almost purely white, and supposedly fairly conservative.

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    2010 Dem Retirement Watch: Who’s your favorite?

    And by ‘favorite’ I mean either ‘one you’d like to see gone’ or ‘one who is on the cusp.’  Watching either type try to decide whether they can hold out another two years for a Presidential election – and whether there’s any point to it, given the way that this President’s approval ratings keep shrinking – should provide us all with many hours of innocent | Read More »

    Real estate shenanigans and the Democratic Party.

    Reading Brian Faughnan’s piece about Rep Alan Mollohan’s (D, WV-01) steering earmarks to his landlord while receiving free rent reminded me, of course, of Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel’s (D, formerly IL-05) steering lucrative polling contracts to his landlord while receiving free rent. And now I’ve been reminded by fellow RS Contributor Mark I that Senator Bob Menendez (D, NJ) notoriously steered earmarks the | Read More »