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Fri Jan 9, 2015, 09:57 PM

Joe Manchin is thinking about returning to WV.

Dissatisfied, West Virginia's Manchin could flee D.C., run for governor

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WASHINGTON Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin might leave Washington early for West Virginia and run for governor, rather than suffer through another four years of a Senate riven by political hostility.

So far, though, the word he wants to hear bipartisanship is on everyone's lips. Manchin and his coal state interests have found a more receptive audience in the Republican-led Senate, and he's challenging President Obama over construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. He also stands to wield more clout as a centrist Democrat who might be helpful during tough votes the GOP can't win alone.

But the new Congress is only a few days old. The professed bipartisan spirit is fragile. And Manchin is keeping his options open.

I'll make a decision by this summer, end of the spring, the 67-year-old senator and former governor said in an interview with The Associated Press. He refused to commit to serving out his Senate term, which runs through 2018.


Read more: http://triblive.com/politics/politicalheadlines/7525569-74/manchin-senate-republicans#ixzz3ONaq0crh

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Reply Joe Manchin is thinking about returning to WV. (Original post)
femmocrat Jan 2015 OP
doc03 Jan 2015 #1
femmocrat Jan 2015 #4
Historic NY Jan 2015 #2
femmocrat Jan 2015 #5
Historic NY Jan 2015 #6
Raine1967 Jan 2015 #15
rtracey Jan 2015 #3
brooklynite Jan 2015 #12
rtracey Jan 2015 #13
Adenoid_Hynkel Jan 2015 #7
hollowdweller Jan 2015 #8
mgcgulfcoast Jan 2015 #9
blkmusclmachine Jan 2015 #10
The Great Escape Jan 2015 #11
Wabbajack_ Jan 2015 #14

Response to femmocrat (Original post)

Fri Jan 9, 2015, 11:32 PM

1. His idea of bipartisanship is give the Republicans what they want. If

he leaves though we will get another real Republican Senator.

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Response to doc03 (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 10, 2015, 12:47 PM

4. The current governor is a democrat.

If Manchin leaves, Tomblin would appoint a democrat (I suppose!). Whether that dem could be elected is another problem, though.

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Response to femmocrat (Original post)

Sat Jan 10, 2015, 12:39 AM

2. Humm...I smell a rat...

him leaving would leave a position that could be filled by the Governor..is he cooking somehting up with Aqua Buddha.

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 10, 2015, 12:47 PM

5. Tomblin is a democrat.

He would likely appoint another democrat to serve out Manchin's term.

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 10, 2015, 12:52 PM

6. Not if Manchin wins the Governorship...

it could setup where he Manchin decided.

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 23, 2015, 02:59 PM

15. I had to think about that for a moment you might be onto something.

Paul may very well pick a Dem as a VP candidate the likes of Manchin.

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Response to femmocrat (Original post)

Sat Jan 10, 2015, 04:08 AM

3. he

 

He is as much of the problem as anyone...running on a democrat ticket when you are a true Republican...good riddence

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Response to rtracey (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 20, 2015, 02:55 PM

12. And you're going to find a "real" progressive Democrat who can win in WV, right?

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 22, 2015, 01:09 PM

13. depends

 

depends on the message....It can work if you actually get out and talk to people....

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Response to femmocrat (Original post)

Sat Jan 10, 2015, 01:21 PM

7. Fuck him! We want Booth Goodwin as governor!

 

The guy who indicted Don Blankenship.
He's already organizing. We dont need Joe to come home and screw it up.

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Response to femmocrat (Original post)

Sat Jan 10, 2015, 03:28 PM

8. I'd like to see him try it. He'd lose.

 



State employees truly hate him because he treated them so shabby. Gun lovers hate him over the gun background check bill. I'd be surprised if he'd win.

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Response to femmocrat (Original post)

Sat Jan 10, 2015, 06:45 PM

9. good riddance

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Response to femmocrat (Original post)

Sun Jan 11, 2015, 12:06 AM

10. DINO

 

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Response to femmocrat (Original post)

Tue Jan 20, 2015, 04:11 AM

11. WVU Needs His Input...

on non conference football scheduling.

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Response to femmocrat (Original post)

Fri Jan 23, 2015, 10:25 AM

14. As a DINO

He should return to Mesozoic era.

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