Political Tidbits

Dec 6, 2023

…history in my home WV county…Randolph now has more registered Republicans than Democrats…Mary Heineman…who guided my political career must be smiling from Maplewood Cemetery…congratulations to Carolyn Jackson GOP Chair in Randolph.

Looks like FL Congressman Matt Gaetz…has succeed in narrowing the Republican majority in the House…with Rep. McCarthy retiring…and Rep. Patrick McHenry, ex-Speaker pro tempore… announcing he will not seek re-election.

Koch brothers’ Americans for Prosperity Action endorsement of Nikki Haley…says they must have polling showing DeSantis cannot win…Iowa or likely elsewhere.

Audience of 2,000 environmentalist cheered…as author & humorist Carl Hiaaasen…sarcastically mentioned FL GOP Chair accused of rape…and his wife…Sarasota School Board member & organizer of Moms for Liberty…who had been part of a consensual sex encounter.

Unconfirmed…rumors are WV Governor Justice…may not be able to seek the U. S. Senate seat…confirmed Democrats are making calls seeking a strong candidate.

1 in 10 voters have consistently told Morning Consult’s tracking poll…they would back a third-party candidate…if the 2024 election were today…reflects Americans’ unhappiness with likely choices next year.

Youth vote is up for grabs…a poll says “definitely” 18-29-year olds plan to vote for president…next year…down from 57% saying the same fall of 2019 to 49%…opportunity for alert campaigns.