Big race here in WV between Earl Ray Tomblin (D) and Bill Maloney (R), both of whom are running for Governor. I haven’t talked about it much because the choices are so damned depressing, but I can tell you that a ton of money is being dumped. You can not turn on the tv without attack ads from various Republican fronts. They’ve been attacking him on Obamacare almost nonstop, including attacking him for the alleged $500 billion in medicare cuts (conveniently not mentioning the GOP voted to cut 4 trillion and give it to tax breaks for the rich). Earl Ray has been hitting back, and has had Manchin appearing in ads for him. At any rate, there have been all sorts of shenanigans, and now the Republicans are doing what they do almost as well as lying- dirty tricks. Apparently they were texting people in the middle of the night pretending to be from Tomblin’s team:
Some of you may have received text messages encouraging you to call our campaign office Friday or Saturday. Unfortunately, our opponent and his allies are playing more dirty tricks and encouraging phone calls with false messages. We apologize to anyone he disturbed in the middle of the night and assure you the message did not come from us.
No matter what happens on Tuesday, I am sure this is horrible news for Obama.