Sam Petsonk is running for Attorney General against the incumbent Patrick Morrisey. Petsonk is a ninth generation West Virginian. Morrisey is a product of New York, New Jersey, and Washington, DC.
Check out the website: https://lenspoliticalnotes.com Look at the recent Daily Bits on the website. Electing Judges in New York Political Note #307 Paula Jean Swearengin US Senate West Virginia 2020 General election Democrats have made inroads into the Deep South. Florida hardly counts as the South any more even if Democrats keep losing Senate elections, Gubernatorial elections, and Presidential elections there by 1%. If it weren’t for voter suppression, Georgia Democrats would probably have elected a governor in 2018. In 2020, there are two US Senate elections…
Ben Solango can offset the power of the majority party. Keep things on the straight and narrow. Keep the legislators honest.
Richard Ojeda is unusual. He is a Democrat who has a pretty good chance of getting elected in West Virginia. Analysts rate the district Lean Republican. His grandfather was an undocumented immigrant from Mexico. His father was born in the US, a US citizen, and a nurse. He was tough in Iraq. He earned a clutch of medals -- among them two bronze stars and two medals for meritorious service. As a state senator, Richard Ojeda was a terror. He kicked the energy companies lobbyist out of his office. Not for show. He led a fight to legalize medical marijuana, declaring victory against big pharma.
Joe Manchin is a US Senator from a state that Trump won in 2016 by 42 points. Joe Manchin is the most conservative Democrat in the Senate at a time when the parties have become polarized. He is a Democrat. He is not a conservative. The American Conservative Union gives him a lifetime rating of 28.17%. Way too low to be a conservative. CrowdPac rates politicians based on a combination of their donations, their statements, and their votes with a 20 point scoring system from 10C to 10L. They rate Joe Manchinas slightly liberal at 1.7L. The Americans for Democratic Action rate him 60% liberal. He votes for a Democrat to be the Senate Majority Leader. He is a Democrat.