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liberalitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:23 AM
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What are W. Va.'s rules for replacing a deceased Senator?
R. Byrd fell this morning. I'm always worried about him.
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:24 AM
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1. Oh here we go
(D) governor appoints; special election in 2010.

So the seat is safe, for awhile anyway.
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maglatinavi Donating Member (614 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:38 AM
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2. Sen Byrd... sad! QEPD - Que En Paz Descanse!
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:12 AM
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3. Uh, he ain't dead yet. K&R to undo the usual incomprehensible UnReKKK. The Governor sounds O.K.
About Governor Manchin

Joe Manchin, West Virginias 34th governor, was born and raised in the small coal mining town of Farmington, W.Va., where he learned at a young age the value of commitment.

He inherited a head for business from his grandfather, who was an Italian immigrant and the town grocer. His grandmother was a virtual one-woman social services agency, who helped him discover his heart for people.

After attending West Virginia University on a football scholarship, he became a successful businessman. He was a state legislator from 19821996, where he earned a reputation for standing up for West Virginians.

As secretary of state from 20002004, the office became known for excellent customer service. Its SHARES program promoted democracy to schoolchildren and registered 42,000 high school students to vote. Subsequently, the 2004 general election had the highest number of West Virginians voting since 1972.
Gov. Manchin has never forgotten his familys commitment to their local community. He also was president of the Marion County Rescue Squad from 2000 to 2004.

As governor, Joe Manchin has improved our states economic climate, while reducing West Virginias long-term debt and lowering taxes for citizens and businesses. He is committed to making health care affordable and accessible, creating a seamless education system for our children, ensuring prescription drug assistance for our seniors and providing more support for our veterans.

Under his leadership, more than 23,000 new jobs have been created with more than $8.4 billion in private business investments. West Virginia also led the nation in economic growth from May to August 2008. Working with the Legislature, he fixed the states workers compensation system, established the first comprehensive teacher pay package in more than 15 years, dramatically decreased the states debt, slowed the growth of state government payroll, strengthened ethics laws and cut the food tax in half.

Gov. Manchin has proposed and approved millions of dollars in tax relief for West Virginias citizens and businesses. He is known throughout the state as a team builder who encourages cooperation and values all input, and he has quickly become a leader on the national scene. He currently serves as president of the Council of State Governments, chairman-elect of the Southern States Energy Board, and a member of the National Governors Associations Executive Committee. He is the immediate past chairman of the Democratic Governors Association and the Southern Governors Association, as well as past state co-chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission.

Gov. Manchin is an avid pilot, outdoorsman, hunter, angler and motorcyclist. He has been married for 41 years to the former Gayle Conelly of Beckley. They have three children: Heather, Joseph IV and Brooke, and are the proud grandparents of Joseph V, Sophie, Kelsey, Madeline, Chloe and Jack.

Manchin was re-elected to a second four-year term in November 2008.

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