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GOP avoids electing ex-con as Senate candidate

Republican voters rejected ex-convict Don Blankenship in a West Virginia Senate primary in which he sold himself as “Trumpier than Trump” but was vigorously...

Problems increase for GOP from ex-con candidate

Republican Don Blankenship doesn’t care if his party and his president don’t think he can beat Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin this fall. This former coal...

Manchin keeping ‘all options open’ in W.Va.

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin said Sunday he's keeping "all options open" on whether to seek the governor's office in 2016 or remain in...

Nick Rahall fights for his political life in W.Va.

In a state where Republicans are breaking losing streaks that predate the Eisenhower administration, a Democratic congressman who's served nearly 40 years is one...

Chamber of Commerce jumps into races in Idaho, W.Va.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is launching ads backing eight-term Republican Rep. Mike Simpson, who faces a primary challenge in Idaho, and two GOP...

Murdered West Virginia Sheriff was a strong, anti-drug crusader

Just months before being gunned down, Sheriff Eugene Crum made good on a campaign promise to do what many in law enforcement have attempted...

Convict gets 72,000 votes in West Virginia Democratic primary

When they finished counting the votes in Tuesday's Republican and Democratic primary elections in West Virginia, the two expected candidates won:  Mitt Romney on...

The stupidity of Rand Paul

Kentucky Senatorial wannabe Rand Paul showcased his ignorance of the state he wants to represent as well as its history by flunking a simple...

Saying goodbye to Bob Byrd

Craning their necks and clapping to Appalachian music, West Virginians bid farewell Friday to Robert C. Byrd, their beloved senator who rose from childhood...

Bob Byrd: Passion, poetry, pork

How that man loved to speak. Robert C. Byrd once talked in the Senate for 14 hours and 13 minutes straight. In his half century...