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Old 07-07-2010, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Western Pennsylvania
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Governor Manchin has expressed an interest in running for the Senate seat of the late Robert C. Byrd.

Story in the Post-Gazette.
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Old 07-07-2010, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Governor Manchin has expressed an interest in running for the Senate seat of the late Robert C. Byrd.

Story in the Post-Gazette.
Politicians ain't got no shame do they? Who would people in WV like to see in that seat?
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Old 07-07-2010, 07:29 PM
 
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He cannot run for governor again so why not.

Democrats from all over the state have encouraged him to appoint himself. I wouldn't go that far but I can see him as a viable candidate.

He and Shelly Moore Capito would make a heck of a race. I would have to think about who to vote for on that race.
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Old 07-07-2010, 08:00 PM
 
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I don't think it's a surprise that he would seek the seat. It was pretty much a forgone conclusion.
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Old 07-07-2010, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Personally I think he'd be perfect for the job ...except I am about a hair from changing my political affiliation from Democrat to either Republican or Independent since the Osama O'Bama fiasco.
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Old 07-07-2010, 10:54 PM
 
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He cannot run for governor again so why not.

Democrats from all over the state have encouraged him to appoint himself. I wouldn't go that far but I can see him as a viable candidate.

He and Shelly Moore Capito would make a heck of a race. I would have to think about who to vote for on that race.
Strangely enough she's a bit more liberal than he is. She's pro choice most of the time and he never is.
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Old 07-08-2010, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Western Pennsylvania
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I don't think it's a surprise that he would seek the seat. It was pretty much a forgone conclusion.
I think you missed my sarcasm in the title
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Old 07-10-2010, 10:40 AM
 
Location: nunya
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Here's something that I don't get... A Democrat was elected to the seat, so why are they considering having a Republican, Capito (R), run in an election to fill the remaining term? Seems that a Democrat should serve out the term, then we start over in the next regular rodeo.
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Old 07-10-2010, 11:05 AM
 
Location: 304
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Here's something that I don't get... A Democrat was elected to the seat, so why are they considering having a Republican, Capito (R), run in an election to fill the remaining term? Seems that a Democrat should serve out the term, then we start over in the next regular rodeo.
I understand what you mean, but the seat should go to the best canidate for interm

Though I'd like to see her as a full time Senator
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Old 07-10-2010, 12:17 PM
 
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Here's something that I don't get... A Democrat was elected to the seat, so why are they considering having a Republican, Capito (R), run in an election to fill the remaining term? Seems that a Democrat should serve out the term, then we start over in the next regular rodeo.

The appointee will be a Democrat, but when they have the election whether it is in 2010 or 2012 it will be like all elections, you will have candidates from all parties, unless the R's choose not to field a candidate.
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