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    Concern over a West Virginia congressional district and its representative considering how profoundly hostile this website is towards the coal industry.

    A generation ago, southern West Virginia used to be one of the strongest Democratic bastions in the country. In the 2012 presidential election EVERY county in West Virginia went for Romney - including McDowell which was 64% GOP. In 1988, West Virginia was one of only 10 states that voted Democratic - with McDowell going 74% for Dukakis. Excuse my French - but that's a pretty big, fucking shift.

    Perhaps it might behoove some of the folks around here to ask themselves why. Yeah, the coal corporations are sons-of-bitches. But there was once a time when the national Democratic Party did something for the coal workers and their families. Now they are treated as pariahs and, not surprisingly, they vote increasingly GOP - which blows my lunch.

    Rahall might survive, but with a high visibility senate race in West Virginia this year, the rhetoric on Democratic energy policy is going to be heated. And it will work to the disadvantage of all Democratic candidates for U.S. House and Senate.

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