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West Virginia Primary

West Virginia Is Set To Elect Its First Female Senator

AP | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Shelley Moore Capito and Democrat Natalie Tennant captured primary wins on Tuesday, setting the stage for a histor...

Tennant Wins Democratic Primary

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

Democrats have selected West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant to represent their party in the race to succeed Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D), the...

Shelley Moore Capito Wins GOP Primary

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R) has won her party's nomination to fight to represent West Virginia in the U.S. Senate, the Associated Press reports. ...

West Virginia Republicans Select Their Senate Nominee

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

Rep. Shelley Moore Capito has won the West Virginia Republican primary for Senate, the Associated Press reports, while West Virginia Secretary of Stat...

Voters Head To The Polls In West Virginia

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

In West Virginia, Democratic names like Byrd and Rockefeller dominated politics for decades, but since 2000, the state has voted Republican in preside...

Profiles in Courage

Edward Flattau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Edward Flattau

Maybe there is some merit to electing to high office senior citizens whose better days in public service are supposedly behind them.

Someone Please Run Against Obama!

Andrew Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Levine

The most effective way to nudge Obama to do what his supporters expected would be to launch a primary challenge organized around some of the expectations he raised.

Alan Mollohan: Earmark-Friendly West Virginia Congressman Faces Political Fight Of His Life

AP | LAWRENCE MESSINA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Democratic Rep. Alan Mollohan has delivered for his West Virginia district for nearly three decades, steering millions of d...

Superdelegates Caved in to Obama: Why Do We Need Them? They Served No Purpose At All

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Russnow

If the superdelegates had any cajones they'd be calling each other tonight and say, What have we done? There's still time to set this thing right.

Where Is Hillary's Race Speech?

Trey Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Trey Ellis

Surely her last-ditch message to superdelegates cannot be an argument that America is too racist to elect a black president. That just cannot be the legacy of her historic campaign.

West Virginia: Country's Most Racist Voters

John K. Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John K. Wilson

The state isn't just white. It also skews very old and poorly educated-- the worst possible demographic mix for Obama. Of course it has turned out to be the best possible demographic for Clinton.

Jason Linkins

McCain Endures Another Lousy Night At The Polls | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With all the attention being paid to the last, divisive throes of the Democratic primary process, there hasn't been much word on how John McCain is do...

John Edwards Win Seven Percent Of West Virginia Primary

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

AFP notes a strange trend in the West Virginia primary: the surprising turnout of John Edwards. Clinton beat Obama by a bruising 67 to 26 percent in ...

Why John Edwards Endorsed Obama Today

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dawn Teo

Some have questioned why Edwards is going back on his word and endorsing before the race is over. I don't think he is going back on his word at all. He is sending a message, and that message is, "The race is over."

West Virginia Primary Poll: What Will Be The Final Results?

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With Clinton holding a huge lead in the latest West Virginia polls, her win there is all but assumed. One energetic Hillary supporter even suggested ...

Clinton Camp Claims Obama Ran An "Aggressive Campaign" In West Virginia

CNN | Rebecca Sinderbrand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As voters headed to the polls in West Virginia in a contest Hillary Clinton is expected to win, a memo released by her campaign argued that Barack Oba...

Clinton's Big Win Doesn't Really Matter

McClatchy Newspapers | Steven Thomma and William Douglas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hillary Clinton clobbered Barack Obama in West Virginia Tuesday, but her late win in a small state likely did little to slow rival Barack Obama's marc...

Obama Lowers Expectation In West Virginia: Suggests 80-20 Margin

CNN's Political Ticker | Alexander Marquardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Political campaigns usually look to lower expectations - but one of Hillary Clinton's supporters took the opposite tack Monday, setting the bar for a ...

Jason Linkins

West Virginia Primary: Good Morning America Meets An Uninformed Voter | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Good Morning America, on the scene in West Virginia, introduced their viewers to Janis. She's not a particularly enthusiastic Hillary Clinton support...

Obama Focuses On November, Clinton On West Virginia

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Today's primary in West Virginia matters so little to the Democratic presidential nomination race that front-runner Barack Obama will spend the day in...

Obama Visits Missouri During West Virginia Primary

Washington Times | Christina Bellantoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Barack Obama won't be in West Virginia tomorrow on Election Day. With his sights set on the general election, he'll be in Missouri. Obama's publ...

Obama Wears Flag Pin To West Virginia Rally

McClatchy | Margaret Talev | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama, who labeled discussion of whether he wears a flag pin in his lapel a false issue in a debate with Hillary Clinton, was wearing one Monda...

Obama In Kentucky And West Virginia: Why Will He Lose?

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama is now the presumed nominee of the Democratic party. His lead in delegates, popular vote and states won cannot by broken by Sen. Clinton...

West Virginia Primary: Clinton Expected To Win

Huffington Pot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

West Virgina Democrats go to the polls Tuesday, where Sen. Hillary Clinton is expected to win easily over rival Barack Obama. Clinton has been campaig...

Will Obama Lose West Virginia, Kentucky Because He's Black?

The Carpetbagger Report | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Given every metric, Barack Obama is obviously well positioned to win the Democratic presidential nomination. And yet, on Tuesday, he's going to lose t...