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Smoking Law Like Nazis' Jewish Star: GOP Candidate

Senate candidate John Raese slammed for bizarre analogy

(Newser) - Smokers are getting treated like Jews did in Nazi Germany, according to West Virginia Republican John Raese. "I have to put a huge sticker on my buildings to say this is a smoke-free environment. This is brought to you by the government of Monongalia County, " complained Raese at... More »

Which Palin Grizzlies Roared, Whimpered?

Her picks won many, but lost the biggies

(Newser) - Despite not actually appearing on any ballot yesterday, it’s still one of the big questions of the night: How did Sarah Palin do? In her own words, pretty well—she tweeted to “Commonsense Constitutional Conservatives” that they “‘refudiated’ extreme left”—but when it comes to... More »

Sarah Palin Endorses Candidate, Gets State Wrong

Says Pennsylvania needs West Virginia's John Raese

(Newser) - Sarah Palin endorsed a Senate candidate today on Twitter but got his home state wrong. The conservative leader tweeted about Pennsylvania's need "2 send GOP 2 DC 2 avoid PA economic disaster that will occur under Obama/Pelosi Cap & Tax," but then said "workers need Raese,"... More »

Bill Clinton, Palin Join W. Va Battle

Race for Byrd's seat pits Comeback Kid against Mama Grizzly

(Newser) - Big guns from both sides have joined the fray as the Senate race in West Virginia tightens up. The state hasn't sent a Republican to the Senate since 1958 but Gov. Joe Manchin, running for the seat left open by Sen. Robert Byrd's death, is facing a tough challenge from... More »

GOP Pulling 'Hicky' Ad in West Virginia

Republicans embarrassed over casting call for actors

(Newser) - The GOP is pulling a West Virginia campaign ad after the casting call for "hicky" actors was made public by Politico . "No one at the NRSC, or associated with the NRSC, had anything to do with the language used in this casting call," said a spokesman for... More »

W.Va. Gov, Businessman Will Square Off for Byrd's Seat

Joe Manchin, John Raese score decisive primary victories

(Newser) - Popular West Virginia governor Joe Manchin won the Democratic primary yesterday and will square off against successful and deep-pocketed businessman John Raese in the election to fill the Senate seat long held by the late Robert Byrd. As the AP reports, Raese beat out a crowded field of GOP candidates... More »

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