I'd like to reach out to any of you Kossacks from West Virginia's 1st Congressional District for information. Feel free to add your understanding of the communities, issues, etc.
This isn't going to be much of a diary. You can add anything you want about the 1st Congressional District. Keep in mind this diary is just for information purposes. Let's not get too carried away with whether or not any of these Knowledge Democrats information gathering diaries mean the Congressional districts in questions are winnable by Democrats or not. Were here to assess districts across the country, no matter how "deep reed" or "red" they are.
What issues directly affect people in the 1st Congressional District and West Virginia in in general? My colleague Augustin and I are working on the Knowledge Democrats project and I've started working on a wiki page for West Virginia's 1st congressional district in order to assist in our long term efforts to promote progressive candidates in that district, whether at the local, state or federal level. We understand West Virginia's 1st Congressional District may be conservative for the most part but we're still looking to reach out to any Kossacks, Democrats or progressives in the area or state. It helps for long-term planning.
We do know for now that David McKinley is the current Congressman in the 1st Congressional District of West Virginia. We also know Congressman McKinley was first elected in 2010 and has become an outspoken critic on the attacks on coal. He's also a Tea Party Republican.
Also, taking politics out of the equation, let others know if you've been to the West Virginia 1st Congressional District and can point out some good restaurants, venues and places to spend time in there.
So far, I only have the basic information. What issues should be documented? What important links / articles / information should be added to the wiki page?