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U.S. Senate endorsement: John Raese
The Charleston Daily Mail ^ | 10/19/2010 | Editor

Posted on 10/19/2010 10:28:03 AM PDT by Palmetto Patriot

WEST Virginians must soon choose who will represent them in the U.S. Senate for the next two years. The issue in the race is how Democrats have used their 59-41 majority, and whether West Virginians want to see more of the same.

The Daily Mail endorses Republican John Raese.

Make no mistake. That choice is painful.

Gov. Joe Manchin is one of the most engaging and effective governors in the state's history. He has tackled many of the state-erected barriers to economic growth - a broken workers' compensation system, uncompetitive tax rates, an unfair legal climate.

The governor also has tried to educate liberal Washington on what its barmy energy plans would do to the U.S. economy.

But it's no use.

Leading Democrats have made it clear that if Manchin were sent to Washington, he would be expected to function as part of the team.

Earlier this month, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told Democratic members that it was fine to distance themselves from the leadership on the campaign trail.

"Go for it," she said. "Just win your election."

Similarly, Sen. Jay Rockefeller recently blessed the anti-Obama tack Manchin has taken of late.

"Whatever he does, I'll support, in order that he be part of the Democratic caucus," Rockefeller told The Washington Post.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: charleston; endorsement
Newspaper endorsement, for what its worth.

I think they know what will go on if Manchin wins, however.

1 posted on 10/19/2010 10:28:05 AM PDT by Palmetto Patriot
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To: Palmetto Patriot

The main paper in W.V. is the Gazette? Who will they endorse?

2 posted on 10/19/2010 10:49:08 AM PDT by FloridaSunrise
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