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West Va. Gov Manchin: Senate run 'highly likely'
Real Clear Politics ^ | July 9, 2010 | Liz Sidoti

Posted on 07/09/2010 9:17:40 PM PDT by no dems

West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin said Friday that "it's highly likely" that he'll run for the late Robert C. Byrd's Senate seat but will make a decision next week.

(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: byrd; manchin; wv2010
So, he will appoint a "stand-in" who will promise to fill-out Robert Byrd's term and NOT run in 2012. I hope the people of West VA reject him.
1 posted on 07/09/2010 9:17:47 PM PDT by no dems
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To: no dems

O. K. West VA Freepers; I know that the West VA GOP had to know that the day would come when Robert Byrd would pass. Who have they been grooming to run for this seat on the Republican Ticket?


2 posted on 07/09/2010 9:19:50 PM PDT by no dems (Palin/Jindal in 2012 or Jindal/Christie in 2012. Either is fine with me.)
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To: no dems; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; ExTexasRedhead; justiceseeker93

“Who have they been grooming to run for this seat on the Republican Ticket?”

The closest would be Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito, whose father is a former Governor. It’s not clear that she would run against Manchin.


3 posted on 07/09/2010 9:22:20 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama's more worried about Israelis building houses than he is about Islamists building atomic bombs)
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To: no dems

Manchin is hated by Obama, so this might be a blessing in disguise.


4 posted on 07/09/2010 9:24:09 PM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: no dems

Alan Keyes!


5 posted on 07/09/2010 9:24:28 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: Alter Kaker

Manchin is hated by Obama, so this might be a blessing in disguise.


If true, it would be so much better than kkk byrd.

I don’t follow WVA that closely but I believe Manchin would win big.


6 posted on 07/09/2010 9:39:26 PM PDT by boycott (CAL)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

“Alan Keyes!”

LOL. He’s already lost by landslides in 2 different states for 2 different senate seats, is there some record of losing he is going for?


7 posted on 07/09/2010 9:52:55 PM PDT by WOSG (OPERATION RESTORE AMERICAN FREEDOM - NOVEMBER, 2010 - DO YOUR PART!)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

Alan Keyes!
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LOL!!! We went through that in IL didn’t we? LOL!


8 posted on 07/09/2010 10:14:14 PM PDT by no dems (Palin/Jindal in 2012 or Jindal/Christie in 2012. Either is fine with me.)
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To: Alter Kaker
Manchin is hated by Obama, so this might be a blessing in disguise.
Refresh my memory. Why does Obama hate him?
9 posted on 07/09/2010 10:15:34 PM PDT by no dems (Palin/Jindal in 2012 or Jindal/Christie in 2012. Either is fine with me.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
The closest would be Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito, whose father is a former Governor. It’s not clear that she would run against Manchin.
Why would she not? Is it because he is so popular?
10 posted on 07/09/2010 10:17:00 PM PDT by no dems (Palin/Jindal in 2012 or Jindal/Christie in 2012. Either is fine with me.)
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To: no dems

Here is how it is going to play out. And I am “deeply saddened” to have to post this.

First Manchin will run and will win.

There is no way any GOP candidate can beat him. Least of all the only GOP officeholder in the state Shelly Moore Capito, who is smart enough to know she has the Congresseat for life if she plays nice with the Dems in Charleston.

Now, the GOP will have a primary. And several people will jump in from all the same old factions within the GOP who hate each other more than they hate the Dems and are the main reason why the state is 85% Dem. These 5 or so folks, will be 3 very good conservative nobodies who will play king-wannabee for a day or so, raise and spend little money and all lose with less than 25% of the vote combined. The race then may draw out 1 or 2 TOP candidates who each have deep pockets and will spend a million tilting at the windmill while savaging the others and all the factions down ticket ruining the chances of any lower seat pick ups in an otherwise good GOP year.

If that isn’t enough, at least one or both of the factions will attack the party Executive committee and or chairman and put on a full coup which will end with this chairman like everyone before him, failing to complete a term and retiring normally.

Now, all this could be avoided if Capito DID run. Because if she did, NO ONE else would run and she would determine the party power structure for the duration and provide huge coattails for the down ticket candidates.

But, it would be political suicide. She is pro abortion and a member of all 3 pro abort groups in congress and nationally. She a Whitman, Snowe, Collins RINO and prides herself on her progressive “independent” stature.

Joe Manchin is 100% Pro Life, Pro Gun, Pro Family and HATES Obama and as others have said, is hated by Obama in kind.

A Conservative Dem vs a Liberal GOP in WV? That is a 70 30 crushing that Capito will NOT even consider.

But, that is not at all the bad news.

The bad news is, as SOON as the election is over and Manchin is sworn in, he is there for LIFE. And he will vote 100% against everything his entire life has been about for that DC power. And the idiots in them thar hills will never be the wiser and he will be another Byrd/Rockefeller clone.

Now, give up on WV, and go fight some winning battles. It’s dead Jim.


11 posted on 07/09/2010 10:36:27 PM PDT by RachelFaith (2010 is going to be a 100 seat Tsunami - Unless the GOP Senate ruins it all...)
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To: no dems

The Democrats discovered this week that they could have a special election in 2010, provided that the Governor asks a special session of the Legislature for an additional primary. He will. So, he will appoint someone to serve until the special election in November when the winner will be sworn in to serve the remainder of Byrd’s term. That person will be Manchin.


12 posted on 07/10/2010 5:09:10 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: RachelFaith

I agree with your assessment of the race in general, but I do not agree that Manchin will be a Dem go-along on the national scene. There is no way he would support any carbon tax or other legislation that would harm the coal industry. He is unabashedly pro-life and pro-Second Amendment. I live in Manchin country, and all the Manchins I know are firm in their convictions.


13 posted on 07/10/2010 5:45:30 AM PDT by susan_wv
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To: RachelFaith

I think I’ll do that (give up on WV) and move on. Thanks.


14 posted on 07/10/2010 6:04:55 AM PDT by no dems (Palin/Jindal in 2012 or Jindal/Christie in 2012. Either is fine with me.)
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To: no dems

“Who have they been grooming to run for this seat on the Republican Ticket?”

No one, absolutely no one.


15 posted on 07/10/2010 8:39:52 AM PDT by buckalfa (Confused and Bewildered)
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To: no dems

“Is it because he is so popular?”

Yes, Governor Manchin has a 77% approval rating. A recent Rasmussen poll shows him leading Moore Capito by a 53% to 39% margin.


16 posted on 07/10/2010 8:44:51 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama's more worried about Israelis building houses than he is about Islamists building atomic bombs)
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To: Clintonfatigued

It is not exactly BECAUSE he is Popular... you have to understand WHY he is more popular than Capito.

He is 100% rated by the NRA, RTL, FPC.

Shelly Moore Capito is a former chairwoman of the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues. Like her father, her voting record has been moderate/centrist; she has a lifetime rating of 69 from the American Conservative Union. She is a member of the Republican Main Street Partnership (which supports stem-cell research) Republicans for Choice and The Wish List, (Women In the Senate and House), a group of pro-choice Republican Party (GOP) women. She is the only pro-choice member of West Virginia’s House delegation.

WV is 75% prolife within the DEMOCRAT party. Capito would be lucky to get that 39%.


17 posted on 07/10/2010 10:26:46 AM PDT by RachelFaith (2010 is going to be a 100 seat Tsunami - Unless the GOP Senate ruins it all...)
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To: susan_wv

Susan. I am sure you know the Machin’s all personally. Perhaps you even helped carry a casket or walked down the isle with one. But, let us be very real for a minute. Byrd and Rockefeller ALL LIE EVERYDAY. And still win 70/30. And Manchin will get ZERO Committee seats, and NO POWER unless he sells out.

Period.

That is the 100000000000000000000000% truth.

But, if he HAS a soul. If he is REAL on any one of these issues.

There is one OTHER thing he could do... one other way to sell out and STILL have power and STAY in office forever...

He could switch parties and give the GOP the majority in the US Senate in exchange for a very senior committee spot.

That is his and OUR only hope.

Pray for that.

He would be to the right of about 6 other Republican Senators anyway.


18 posted on 07/10/2010 10:31:21 AM PDT by RachelFaith (2010 is going to be a 100 seat Tsunami - Unless the GOP Senate ruins it all...)
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To: RachelFaith

If a RINO is good for the dems, he sounds like a DINO and would be good for us.


19 posted on 07/10/2010 10:37:13 AM PDT by stevio (Crunchy Con - God, guns, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
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To: stevio

Except the world has never seen a true DINO. Bart Seepak and others like him all CAVE under the real pressure. The only FEW DINO’s we had were in the 90s and in 1994, 4 of them switched parties to GOP. That is the path that DINOs take... remember, DINOs are extinct. LOL


20 posted on 07/10/2010 10:40:34 AM PDT by RachelFaith (2010 is going to be a 100 seat Tsunami - Unless the GOP Senate ruins it all...)
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To: Clintonfatigued
whose father is a former Governor

And arch felon.

Mountaineers are so forgiving.

21 posted on 07/10/2010 10:42:19 AM PDT by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: RachelFaith
I feel Manchin does have a soul....he's pro-life, pro-gun and came from a family of Italian immigrants in a coal mining town of Farmington so he knows how important the coal industry is to WV.....I'm 99.99% sure he will vote against crap & tax!

Love this quote of his:

On April 15, 2006, during an Easter visit to U.S. soldiers stationed in Iraq, Manchin generated controversy by posing for photographers while signing two missiles at Balad Air Force Base. One of the messages read, "Sending you to hell, from Almost Heaven, West Virginia." He explained his intentions to the media stating, "I just thought, 'Hey, these are people doing tremendous harm to our people.' I wanted to send them a little message."[5] After receiving several complaints, Manchin issued an apology.

22 posted on 07/10/2010 10:55:54 AM PDT by MadelineZapeezda (Promoted by God to be a mother!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...................Thanks, Susan!)
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To: MadelineZapeezda

Oh, I know all about him too. My great great grandfather was from “WEST-ern Virgina, before the war between the states. And we have kin. But, he will have to toe the Dem line or bail. The Dems do NOT tolerate free thinking conscience voters. I hope he switches parties after the 2010 election where he is in the minority. THINK about the positive force that would have on WV and America? He would be like a god.


23 posted on 07/10/2010 11:21:26 AM PDT by RachelFaith (2010 is going to be a 100 seat Tsunami - Unless the GOP Senate ruins it all...)
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To: Glenn

You know the joke that goes:

Picture a TV Commercial, showing Arch Moore sitting in a stately chair, talking about his Daughter running for Congress. He waxes on about the great state and people, and concluded with this: “I’d vote for her, if I could”.

—— But this IS WV thing, others wouldn’t understand how a convicted felon who had tens of thousands of dollars in his office desk drawer and who would just outright tell you the price of the bribe to get what you wanted done, could STILL BE LOVED.

LOL


24 posted on 07/10/2010 11:24:41 AM PDT by RachelFaith (2010 is going to be a 100 seat Tsunami - Unless the GOP Senate ruins it all...)
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To: susan_wv; RachelFaith

A pro-life pro-gun Big Gubmint union-butt-kissing statist. yippee (/sarc)

RachelFaith is right. 100% probability that any D going to DC will be a sellout, as about 100% of the D’s in DC *have* sold out.


25 posted on 07/10/2010 6:51:57 PM PDT by WOSG (OPERATION RESTORE AMERICAN FREEDOM - NOVEMBER, 2010 - DO YOUR PART!)
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To: no dems

Let’s talk about the upcoming primary. Here’s a couple of big ifs. If Mollohan who recently lost in the primary to Olivero runs against Manchin ... and wins - yeh I know it won’t happen - would Mollohan retain any of his seniority if he got elected to the Senate after all those years in the House.


26 posted on 07/17/2010 3:17:30 PM PDT by meatloaf
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To: meatloaf

Bump for comments.


27 posted on 07/17/2010 5:26:12 PM PDT by meatloaf
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