Three WV Dems to skip convention

You are going to see a lot of southern Democrats - what few there are anyway - being tempted to skip the Democratic convention in Raliegh because of the president's and party's radical policies. How toxic is the Democratic brand in WV? A federal inmate on the ballot for president received 40% of the vote from Democrats in that state. Senator Manchin and two other Democratic leaders are opting out of attending for obvious political reasons. The Hill: Sen. Joe Manchin, Rep. Nick Rahall, and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin all said they would avoid the convention, according to the West Virginia Metro News. "I intend to spend this fall focused on the people of West Virginia, whether that's representing them in my official U.S. Senate duties or here at home, where I can hear about their concerns and ideas to solve the problems of this great nation," said Manchin in a statement. "I will remain focused on bringing people together for the next generation, not the next election."The announcements...(Read Full Post)