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Democrat wins West Virginia governor's race

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44780592/ns/politics-more_politics/#.TovE4nLNm2Y

CHARLESTON, West Virginia — Democrat Earl Ray Tomblin has won a special election for governor in West Virginia, overcoming Republican attempts to tie him to President Barack Obama and the health care plan.

Tomblin has served as acting governor since Joe Manchin stepped down in November after he won a U.S. Senate seat. Tomblin defeated Republican drilling executive Bill Maloney and will serve the remaining year of Manchin's term.

Republicans were upset Tomblin didn't join a majority of other states who sued the Obama administration over the health care reform plan. Obama lost West Virginia in 2008 and is wildly unpopular here, even though Democrats outnumber Republicans nearly 2-1.

Tomblin had been West Virginia's longest-serving state Senate president.
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1530342 tn?1405016490
MmmmmHmmm....
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I wouldn't get to excited

"Obama lost West Virginia in 2008 and is wildly unpopular here, even though Democrats outnumber Republicans nearly 2-1."


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1530342 tn?1405016490
Yes we know! the article made that very clear!
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Avatar universal
Smells like change.... change again.  We'll be promised more change, but it still smells like a rat.
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