Another crazed tea partier, right? Nope, it's West Virginia's Democratic governor and Senate candidate Joe Manchin, who touts his NRA endorsement in a new ad and vows: "I'll take on Washington and this administration to get the federal government off of our backs and out of our pockets." Manchin then literally shoots a copy of the cap-and-trade bill with his rifle. Watch it:
Imagine the reaction if a Republican cut this ad--remember the hysteria when Sarah Palin used crosshairs to identify vulnerable Dem districts on a map? Oh well.
North Dakota Democrat Earl Pomeroy, who was trailing his GOP opponent 45 percent to 48 percent in the most recent Rasmussen poll, has a new ad in which he touts his support for George W. Bush and the Medicare prescription drug plan.
This morning, West Virginia’s Republican senatorial candidate John Raese spoke with bloggers in a conference call about his recent polling numbers and his campaign’s plans for the last few weeks before the November election.
Now that state legislators have officially approved a special Senate election this November to replace the late Robert Byrd, the state’s Democratic governor still earns majority support to win the job.
West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin is running to become the state's next senator, he announced this morning. The news came just hours after Manchin signed a bill late last night that created an Aug. 28 primary and Nov. 2 general election to fill the remaining two years of the late Robert Byrd's Senate term.
The AP reports that Democratic West Virginia governor Joe Manchin "is tapping his former chief counsel and a member of a prominent West Virginia family, Carte Goodwin, to succeed the late U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd."
West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin (D) said in an interview with POLITICO Friday that he would declare his intentions about a Senate run Monday and called it “highly likely” that he would seek the seat previously held by the late Sen. Robert C. Byrd.