Thursday, November 6, 2014

Bubblegum pops Democrats' dreams

I left West Virginia in 1995.
Back then, Democrats held both United States Senate seats and all three House seats.
Plus the state House and Senate.
After Tuesday, they only have Joe Manchin in the U.S. Senate.
Republicans won seven Senate seats Tuesday to knot the chamber 17-17, then state Senator Danny Hall switched sides Wednesday evening to give Republicans control.
The new senators include Jeff "Bubblegum" Mullins.
He was a college basketball player in the late 1980s at a local college when I arrived in the state.
I covered his play in numerous contests.
Now he's popped the Democrats' bubble.

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