WV Sen: Joe Manchin is Remarkably Popular

By: Thursday September 8, 2011 5:19 pm

On paper the West Virginia senate seat should be a good pick up target for Republicans in 2012. The state voted overwhelmingly for the Republican candidate in the past several presidential elections and the voters in the state strongly dislike President Obama. Despite that it looks like the Democrats will easily hold the seat thanks [...]

FDL’s Big Midterm Election Liveblog (Part Two)

By: Tuesday November 2, 2010 7:59 pm

Welcome to part two of FDL  midterm election night liveblog (link to part one). For the most recent list of FDL top 108 House races to watch tonight go here You can also find my list of the twelve House races in early closing states that should give you a sense of how the night [...]

2010 Senate Races: Last PPP Polls Show GOP Gains

By: Monday November 1, 2010 10:52 am

Tomorrow is election day, and PPP has just released a slew of polls on the most important Senate races. PPP found Republicans leading in Pennsylvania, Illinois, Alaska and Kentucky, and Democrats with the lead in California and West Virginia. Colorado, Nevada, and Washington are all likely too close to call. Lean Republican Kentucky Rand Paul [...]

WV Sen: Manchin Moves Up, Now Sports Small Lead

By: Tuesday October 12, 2010 1:15 pm

With Republicans’ hopes of winning Delaware’s open Senate seat now dead, the GOP will need to essentially sweep all the competitive races if they are to take control of the Senate. The good news for Democrats is that the lot of West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin has improved slightly in the latest PPP poll of [...]

WV Sen: Manchin Ad Literally Takes a Shot at Obama-Endorsed Legislation

By: Monday October 11, 2010 2:02 pm

There is no better sign of just how deeply unpopular the Obama administration is in West Virginia than the newest ad from Democratic Gov. Joe Manchin. Manchin makes taking on some of the tent poles of this administration central to the ad, and uses the language of the right to do so: repealing the “bad [...]

WV Sen: Note to GOP – Voters Don’t Like Being Called Hicks [Update: Ad Pulled from Web]

By: Thursday October 7, 2010 11:54 am

In case the National Republican Senatorial Committee never got the memo, I think now is a good time to remind them that working class Americans don’t like it when people call them hicks behind their backs, especially when the epithets come from out-of-state political operatives. According Politico, this is just what the NRSC recently, strongly [...]

Ads of the Day

By: Tuesday October 5, 2010 7:48 pm

A recurring segment where I pick out some campaign ads that have caught my eye. • CO-Sen: I know there’s some question about where the money for these Karl Rove-led American Crossroads ads have come from, but until now I haven’t seen one with the potential to be as brutally effective as this number about [...]

WV Sen: NRSC Brings the Heat with $1 Million Ad Buy Against Manchin

By: Friday September 24, 2010 1:17 pm

The National Republican Senatorial Committee is launching in $1 million ad buy in the West Virginia Senate race in a serious attempt to expand the Senate playing field. It was assumed by most political observers that Gov. Joe Manchin was easily going to win the West Virginia Special senate election. Manchin is currently one of [...]

WV Sen: Manchin-Raese Race Extremely Close

By: Tuesday September 21, 2010 5:31 pm

Despite it being a bad year for Democrats nationally, Democratic Governor Joe Manchin is still extremely popular in West Virginia. It was assumed because of his high popularity he would win the Senate Special election easily, but the latest polling from PPP indicated the race is very tight–showing in fact a small lead for Republican [...]

WV Gov. Manchin Will Not Appoint Self to Replace Byrd… So Chance of Special Election Grows

By: Wednesday July 7, 2010 8:48 pm

Joe Manchin, the popular Democratic Governor of West Virginia, has come out in support of holding a special election this November to replace Sen. Robert Byrd, and Manchin is a likely candidate for the spot. Currently, the seat is set to be held by a replacement appointed by Manchin until 2012. From The Fix: Manchin [...]

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