Politics & Government

October 25, 2010

West Virginia likes its governor, but maybe not in the Senate

To understand why popular West Virginia Democratic Gov. Joe Manchin is locked in a tough U.S. Senate race in a Democratic state against a perennial Republican candidate, look no farther than Jerry Thornton. Good vibes toward the governor will stop in the voting booth next week when Thornton, a Democrat, crosses party lines and votes for Republican John Raese. "I like Joe. I'd like to keep him as governor two more years, but I just don't trust him in Washington."

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