Sen. Jay Rockfeller (R-WV) Will Not Seek Another Term

By: Friday January 11, 2013 4:43 pm

This afternoon Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) announced that his incredibly long career in politics is finally coming to a close. Rockefeller will not seek re-election in 2014. From Rockefeller’s office: With heartfelt appreciation, Senator Jay Rockefeller today announced that he will not seek reelection to the U.S. Senate in 2014. His announcement comes as he nears 50 years of public service [...]

Rep. Shelley Moore Capito Running for Senate in West Virginia

By: Monday November 26, 2012 10:28 am

The 2012 election just ended but already the 2014 races have begun. Republican Representative Shelley Moore Capito announced this morning that she will be running for the Senate in West Virginia. This will create an opening in the West Virginia’s 2nd congressional district. The Senate seat is currently held Democrat Jay Rockefeller who is serving his [...]

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 [...]

Another Week, Another Weak Set of Polls for House Democrats

By: Wednesday October 13, 2010 7:13 pm

The Hill is out with another set of House polls of likely voters from Penn Schoen Berland. This time, it is a poll of open seats, and, again, it is generally very bad news for Democrats. The Hill Penn Schoen Berland (10/2-7) Tennessee 8 D: Roy Herron, 37% R: Stephen Fincher, 47% Washington 3 D: [...]

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 [...]

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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