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West Virginia Wesleyan professor lists new W.Va. political terms


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Buckhannon Rotary Club member Rob Rupp discusses West Virginia’s 2018 politics.
(Times West Virginian photo by Sarah Goodrich)

BUCKHANNON, W.Va.  — Through a list of six vocabulary words, a political science professor at West Virginia Wesleyan College discussed West Virginia’s 2018 politics during this week’s Buckhannon Rotary Club meeting.

Robert Rupp, a current Rotarian, spoke about his take on state politics using a vocab list, which included “panhandle clout,” “party switch,” “carpetbagger,”“tats,” “mad women” and “West Virginia as a verb.”

Rupp spoke about how Sen. Joe Manchin sought out Jim Justice as “a good Democrat.”

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