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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-06-10 02:32 PM
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W.Va. gov in tough Senate race sues administration
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Source: Associated Press

By TIM HUBER (AP) 15 minutes ago

CHARLESTON, W.Va. Gov. Joe Manchin's aides filed suit Wednesday against Obama administration coal mining policies as the West Virginia Democrat wages a fierce Senate race against a Republican who paints him as a rubber stamp for the president.

Manchin on Wednesday denied any connection between the federal lawsuit and his campaign to finish the remaining two years of the late U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd's term.

The Democratic governor said the suit was already being prepared amid rising concern that U.S. coal policies harm West Virginia's mining economy months before Byrd died in June.

"Over the past year and a half, we have been fighting President Obama's administration's attempts to destroy the coal mining industry," Manchin said at a news conference Wednesday.

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  -W.Va. gov in tough Senate race sues administration Freddie Stubbs  Oct-06-10 02:32 PM   #0 
  - I can understand this. There are a hugh # of people  napi21   Oct-06-10 02:37 PM   #1 
  - And lots of gulf people make their living drilling/pumping oil. They need  24601   Oct-06-10 03:45 PM   #6 
  - Next time a mine blows up and kills a couple dozen miners  tularetom   Oct-06-10 02:57 PM   #2 
  - what is up with all these clowns trying to sue the White House?  Blue_Tires   Oct-06-10 03:01 PM   #3 
  - It's called election year politics. Manchin is behind, less than 30  COLGATE4   Oct-06-10 03:38 PM   #5 
  - So Manchin would rather see all of his constituencies die in mining accidents  LiberalFighter   Oct-06-10 03:33 PM   #4 

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