West Virginia Democrats descend on Washington to protest the 'war on coal'

Seventeen Democratic West Virginian lawmakers, including Democratic Party Chairman Larry Puccio, Senate President Jeff Kessler and House Speaker Tim Miley will make the trip Aug. 1 to meet with EPA officials and members of the Obama administration hoping to stop what they call the Obama administration's "war on coal."

Republican Governor's clout needed on federal spending: Virginia Democrats

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Virginia Democratic congressmen urged the state's Republican governor on Friday to use his influence in Washington to press for a "balanced" deficit reduction deal, one with more revenue to replace some of the looming spending cuts they said would devastate Virginia's economy. The appeal to Republican Governor Bob McDonnell comes just days after he urged President Barack ...

Obama too toxic for West Virginia Democrats

For a West Virginia Democrat these days, balancing the demands of local and national party politics can induce ideological schizophrenia. The party controls the governor's mansion, both of the state's U.S. Senate seats and both houses of the state Legislature, but President Obama is so politically toxic in the Mountaineer ...