At Greenbrier Resort, Larry Sabato Talks Midterms, Morrisey

By Zuckerman, Jake | The Charleston Gazette (Charleston, WV), August 31, 2018 | Go to article overview

At Greenbrier Resort, Larry Sabato Talks Midterms, Morrisey


Zuckerman, Jake, The Charleston Gazette (Charleston, WV)


WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS - A well-known political analyst offered two depictions of the same president Thursday: one of his behavior weighing Republicans down in the midterms and one of his unrelenting popularity.

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is gambling on the latter.

As attorney general and U.S. Senate candidate, Morrisey addressed the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce's an- nual business summit at The Greenbrier resort Thursday, before Larry Sabato, a political analyst who oversees the online newsletter Sabato's Crystal Ball, offered a look at the midterm elections at large.

Addressing the ballroom, Morrisey, a Republican running against Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., described himself as a necessary senatorial ally to President Donald Trump.

"Obviously the margins in the Senate are quite tight, and we can't afford to step backwards, he said. "So one of the reasons I'm stepping up for the next opportunity is to make sure the important items of the Trump agenda continue to get advanced.

Speaking on races nationwide, Sabato said Democrats have a strong chance of winning the House of Representatives, while Republicans - with an electoral map structurally in their favor - could wind up building on a razor-thin margin in the Senate.

His outlook for both parties: It's all about Trump.

"What's motivating Democrats is Donald Trump, he said. "What's motivating Republicans is support for Trump, or for specific issues, like immigration.

He elaborated, saying the rule is especially true for Democrats.

"The biggest motivator for Democrats isn't necessarily the specific issues Trump is backing, he said. "The real fundamental is his temperament, and I think everybody in here - honestly, you would admit, maybe not publicly, but privately when you're talking with friends and family - he does create most of his own problems. He cannot resist the tweet.

Evoking the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, the looming Supreme Court confirmation process for Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the GOP backed tax reform package, Morrisey, who has received Trump's endorsement, said West Virginia is gaining ground in the Trump administration and he wants to ascend to the Senate to support the president. …

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