Political Tidbits

Sep 25, 2023

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Appears WV Republicans are getting another political party…extreme right-wingers in the state’s legislative body have formed a WV Freedom Caucus…though 89 of the 100 House seats are Republican…31 of 34 in the Senate…why? Even though the state’s Democratic party is in bad shape…guess it can be counted as a third party.

 ALERT FLORIDA voters accustomed to mail voting…a new request to receive mail ballots is needed for 2024…another change made by the legislature…making it more difficult not only on senior citizen voters…which Florida is full of…but all persons.

In case you miss it…three-quarters of voters say they are concerned about Biden’s age & mental fitness…nearly two-thirds have concerns about Trump’s multiple trials…all this comes from a new NBC News national poll…now what?

Anyone noticed Casey DeSantis…wife of FL Governor…has not been seen on the campaign trail…recently.

Ever heard of “slates” of candidates…WV Columnist Ron Gregory predicts that old practice likely will return…in the 2024 GOP primary…politically powerful leaders form “slates” of their favorite candidates…in the old days it even cost money to get your name on one…with Republicans now holding every statewide office…there is a lot at stake next year…even to the point of buying your way onto a slate.

Reuters…offers a piece about how not to run a political campaign…it’s focus is on how DeSantis’ early missteps hobbled his U.S. presidential bid…political junkies will love to read it here.

Speaking of presidential races…a friend emailed from a WV fall festival…they had found voters like the idea for a third candidate…not connected to a political party…Senator Joe Manchin should find this interesting.

An open question…if not Biden…then who?