As Falls Bennett, So Falls Mollohan
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Democrat Alan Mollohan became the first member of the U.S. House to be ousted this spring primary season after his opponent mounted a campaign that questioned the 14-term congressman's ethics and support for federal health care reform. Mollohan conceded after unofficial returns showed that with 82 percent of precincts reporting, state Sen. Mike Oliverio was ahead 56 percent to 44 percent. It ends his 28 years in the House. Mollohan was dogged by ethical questions, and the more conservative Oliverio ran an aggressive campaign portraying him as corrupt and out of touch. Conservative media rallied around Oliverio, along with anti-abortion groups angry over Mollohan's support of health care reform.For some reason the word "conservative" creeps into the reportage, including this bizarre claim by Mollohan that he was being unfairly attacked for preventing Republicans from undermining House ethics rules in an attempt to defend Tom Delay. *facepalm* Interesting strategy Alan. Dated. Interesting. Not really the same set of circumstances at the Utah Senate primary, just a different set of rumblings that still point to "pissed off constituents in a different part of the country".
Posted by: Dave In Texas at 11:07 PM
1 This calls for some ball dipping.
Posted by: LC at May 11, 2010 11:10 PM (Aaoov)
2 ... eagerly awaiting the spectacle of snapdragon turning himself into a pretzel ...
Posted by: Waterhouse at May 11, 2010 11:11 PM (3pCHr)
3 Cue MFM hand-wringing about Democrat "purges" in... never.
Posted by: Hatchet Five at May 11, 2010 11:11 PM (U2eNA)
4 Can you hear us now?
Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 11, 2010 11:15 PM (IMzmr)
5 Those bastards in Washington haven't begun to see PISSED OFF CONSTITUENTS yet! Wait until November!
Posted by: GarandFan at May 11, 2010 11:19 PM (6mwMs)
6 "pissed off constituents in a different part of the country".
How does it go? Once is happenstance, twice is a coincidence and three times it's enemy action.. At least, according to the people in the White House, it's enemy action.
Posted by: Dave C at May 11, 2010 11:20 PM (qmecx)
7 "Conservative media rallied around Oliverio," what makes up the evil conservative media juggernaut? Surely the heroic MFM tried butwas hopelessly out-gunned.
Posted by: publicserf at May 11, 2010 11:23 PM (x78Fs)
8 Well, seeing as Mr Mollohan managed to become a multi-millionaire on his House salary, I'm sure he will have a fine career ahead of him in investing...
Posted by: 18-1 at May 11, 2010 11:25 PM (bgcml)
9 "Conservative media rallied around Oliverio"
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Posted by: eman at May 11, 2010 11:46 PM (ONBbr)
13 Now that I've vented my spleen...
What is a "conservative media"? Isn't everyone in the MFM dead certain that Rush and others are "entertainers" and not part of the media?
You need a scorecard to keep the players straight.
Posted by: Soon to be Ex-ExZonie at May 11, 2010 11:46 PM (zzP3l)
14 FUCK YEAH. SUCK IT, D-BAG!
Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at May 11, 2010 11:46 PM (mHQ7T)
15 Congrats to Oliviero. I wonder if he's part of the pepper family.
Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at May 11, 2010 11:49 PM (mHQ7T)
16 As Falls Bennett, So Falls Mollohan - and maybe MathesonIt's been pretty much overlooked due to the coverage of Bennett getting greased but Matheson (D UT2) has a lefty challenger and denied him the opportunity to retain his fiefdom and avoid a primary. The challenger is Claudia Wright (no link, don't want to encourage any of you morons to go there and be tempted by her beauty - no just kidding - think Kagen, in every way imaginable). Unfortunately she's only got about a buck and a half in the campaign coffers compared to Matheson's $1M+ but she got 45% of the convention delegates.
Posted by: SaintGeorgeGentile at May 11, 2010 11:52 PM (/nNkJ)
17 Reading his Wiki page. Oliverio was also thanked in a 2006 speech by President George W. Bush for his assistance in securing the confirmation
of Samuel Alito the US Supreme Court. Bush said, "I appreciate Senator Michael Oliverio,
he's here. Mike I think did the country a great service when he worked
on behalf of Judge Sam Alito to get him confirmed by the United States
Senate. I appreciate your -- I want to thank you for that, Mike."
Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at May 11, 2010 11:54 PM (mHQ7T)
18 Since the Democrats have demonstrated they can clean house internally, this is proof they will gain at least 25 seats in November.
Posted by: snapperflagon at May 12, 2010 12:38 AM (Mmw0q)
19 I can see November from my house even better now. It's starting to block out the sun. Thanks, Nancy!
Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at May 12, 2010 12:42 AM (swuwV)
20 @19.. If that was the case, snatchrott, Nancy Pelosi would be gone..
Posted by: Dave C at May 12, 2010 12:53 AM (qmecx)
21 was this guy one of stupaks minions?
Posted by: Guy Fawkes at May 12, 2010 12:56 AM (7VvJB)
22 What is a "conservative media"? Isn't everyone in the
MFM dead certain that Rush and others are "entertainers" and not part
of the media?You need a scorecard to keep the players straight.
Posted by: Soon to be Ex-ExZonie at May 11, 2010 11:46 PM (zzP3l)
See, the people on the alphabets are moderate socialists - so they are the rightwing media. If we had an unbiased media they wouldn't skew so far right of us.
Posted by: Media Mutters at May 12, 2010 01:20 AM (bgcml)
One of Governor Palin's Targets Goes Down
Longtime Democrat Party hack Alan Mohollan from the first Congressional District in West Virginia lost his job tonight in the Democrat Party primary. Josh Kraushaar from Politico tweets that he lost because he went too far to the left when he voted in favor of Obamacare as his opponent attacked him from the right. Governor Palin had listed Mohollan as one of her targets...It appears that Barack Obama has successfully destroyed the Democrat Party in West Virginia, a state that was pretty much a Democrat Party stronghold up until his election...
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27 It appears that Barack Obama has successfully destroyed the Democrat
Party in West Virginia, a state that was pretty much a Democrat Party
stronghold up until his election...
Let me be clear: my stated drive to destroy the coal industry had nothing to do with this. Uh, uh, MOMMY!!!
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29 It appears that Barack Obama has successfully destroyed the Democrat Party in West Virginia, a state that was pretty much a Democrat Party stronghold up until his election...
Posted by: Pike Place Pete at May 12, 2010 01:27 AM (MzTRc)
We'll believe it when KKK "white n-word" Byrd is gone.
Granted, he has done a lot for his constituents, but that so called "Dean Of The Senate" is a real piece of work. Like Lautenberg of New Jersey, he is so old that he is pitiful to watch.
Posted by: Natasha & Boris at May 12, 2010 03:43 AM (ITzbJ)
30 Conservative media, hahahaha, I note they call no names for this alleged conservative media. That means it is an outright lie.
Everyone knows there is no conservative media outside of the blogs and radio.
Posted by: Vic at May 12, 2010 04:40 AM (6taRI)
31 Mollohan mentions ETHICS, of all things?
What a clueless schmuck. Good riddance!
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It's well past time to start calling it what it is, health control.
Anyway, goodbye, crook.
Posted by: BuddyPC at May 12, 2010 08:22 AM (5I7Dh)
35 The DemocRAT that replaces him will be more corrupt. So there.
Posted by: torabora at May 12, 2010 08:46 AM (GoYsp)
Health care "reform" -- Eat it, assholes.
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Cheeze Johnson must be heart broken. Evil voters tea-baggers.
Posted by: Lemon Kitten at May 12, 2010 08:57 AM (0fzsA)
"Mollohan is a crook. He did it legally.
But trading favors for $250 million worth of earmarks over the years to
“nonprofit” — tax-exempt — groups run by his associates is unethical.
The irony being he was the leading Democrat on the House ethics
committee at the time. He had to turn over every penny of his
congressional salary to lawyers who are expert in defending people in
white-collar crime cases.
In the end, no charges were filed.
All of Jay Rockefeller’s money couldn’t put Alan Mollohan’s congressional campaign together again. From West Virginia Watchdog :
Rockefeller “unleashed a flood of money towards Mollohan. Mountaineer
PAC, Rockefeller’s political action committee, donated $66,450 to the
candidate. Rockefeller and his wife Sharon personally donated $9,600 to
the Congressman. Mollohan also received donations from former West
Virginia governors Bob Wise and Gaston Caperton.”
But even with more than twice the money to
spend as Oliverio — even with 28 years in Congress — even with the
backing of the state Democratic Party — Mollohan was thumped, 56%-44%.'
Posted by: Lemon Kitten at May 12, 2010 09:26 AM (0fzsA)
39 I'm in WV-1 and am not celebrating Molly's defeat. Oliverio will give be a stronger candidate in November. Although I'm sure the MFM will call Oliverio a "blue dog," we all know how those assholes voted on healthcare after Obutthead and Pelosi turned up the bribes and threats.
Unfortunately, the three strongest Republican candidates engaged in a messy, mud-slinging campaign that turned off a lot of voters. David McKinley, who won the primary on the R side, took a lot of shots, including some that were self-inflicted.
What could have been a pickup for the Repubs now looms as a retained seat for the Obama/Pelosi Regime. The best hope for McKinley is that the union members that supported Mollohan will stay home in November.
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