July 20th, 2010
11:18 AM ET
4 years ago

DSCC responds to Manchin's announcement

(CNN) - Sen. Robert Menendez, Chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Chairman, issued the following statement Tuesday, in reaction to West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin's announcement that he will run for the late Sen. Robert Byrd's Senate seat.

Read the DSCC statement after the jump:



“No one will ever be able to fill Robert Byrd’s shoes as his irreplaceable leadership will be missed in Congress and in West Virginia. But Joe Manchin is someone who everyday makes West Virginians proud. Since he has been governor, hundreds of companies have located or expanded in West Virginia, with billions of dollars in new business investment. Under Manchin’s leadership, West Virginia has been praised for fiscal conservatism, all while he has cut taxes for West Virginia business and families. Joe Manchin has a record of job-creation and fiscal responsibility and will continue to be a strong independent voice for West Virginia in the U.S. Senate.”

Filed under: 2010 • DSCC • Joe Manchin • West Virginia
soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. thor

    I'm sure that Obama likes this .Another safe vote to move America to his"socialist utopia".

    July 20, 2010 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  2. scott

    that is very positive.why cant the republi be this positive.if u would listen 2 the repubs u would thing that the governor is satin or the antichrist or is a very evil person lol

    July 20, 2010 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  3. Jack

    I am sure this guy will be as unsuccessful as Byrd was in improving the plight of West Virginia's people, that is other than the special interest groups and his own bank account. How can anyone praise Byrd when West Virginia's position as the lowest personal income remains unchanged after 20+years in office. It escapes me how the people of West Virginia can continue to believe that these people are there to help.

    July 20, 2010 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  4. Victim of GOP Taliban

    Seems like a perfect fit. Manchin is a little old...but maybe can serve at least a couple terms.

    July 20, 2010 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  5. Barack.Hussein.Obama-America's-Incompetent-DICTATOR

    Under Manchin’s leadership, West Virginia has been praised for fiscal conservatism, all while he has cut taxes for West Virginia business and families. Joe Manchin has a record of job-creation and fiscal responsibility and will continue to be a strong independent voice for West Virginia in the U.S. Senate.”
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    Then what the heck is he doing in the DemocrRAT Party??!! Will Pelosi, Reid and Obozo give him a lobotomy and turn him into another Progressive that wants to spend the country into bankruptcy?

    If he sticks to his guns then the Progressive/Communists will be targeting him for defeat for sure!

    July 20, 2010 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  6. Bubba

    Never heard of the guy, which probably means he's either ethical or clever enough to stay out of the news. Give him a chance.

    July 20, 2010 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  7. Rick McDaniel

    He still has to run against the opposition. That might be more difficult than expected.

    July 20, 2010 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  8. Charlie in Maine

    Big shoes to fill. Best of luck.

    Voting is like driving. "D" to go forward. "R" for backwards.

    July 20, 2010 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  9. Joe S.

    Just love seeing the GOP get their knickers in a wad over this. Did they scream when Palin quit her job to do nothing but line her pocket books? The hypocrisy in the GOP is alive and thriving!

    July 20, 2010 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  10. wv employee

    We realize that the State Code had to be modified for a situation like this (over 2 1/2 years left in Sen. Byrd's term), but if Joe Manchin thinks he can will get votes from WV public employees, he better think again. We have been trashed by him and have not had any pay raises for 5 years.

    Sorry Joe, but you are not going to get my vote!!

    July 20, 2010 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  11. ANN

    @thor...the only socialist was the prior administration...

    @dictator..Our president name is President Barack Hussein Obama..no Obozo....check your self....

    July 20, 2010 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  12. Phil

    @ thor, Please difine in detail the scoialist utopia which you are speaking of .

    July 20, 2010 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  13. GI Joe

    His opposition has two last names - Moore-Capito - her daddy was a horrible governor of WV, but she's trying to weezle her way into the big bucks of the NRA, Wall Street, Big Business, etc., just like her daddy.

    July 20, 2010 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  14. GI Joe

    They are modifying the laws of WV to let Moore-Capito run for her current seat AND the senate.

    Daddy's money - big banks, NRA, etc.

    July 20, 2010 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  15. Louisiana Man

    It seems as if governors egos aren't satisfied with the state's highest position. They are all hungry for more.

    The hallowed governor in my state exemplifies this.

    As soon as he was sworn, Piyush 'Bobby' Jindal, former Hindu, now of Christendom, started campaigning for Presidency.

    The absentee 'public servant' governor went gallivanting around the country 'fund raising' for his future endeavor instead of governing the state of LA.
    Of course now you couldn't dynamite him form the hallowed, oily shored of his beloved LA.
    He might miss a photo op and a chance to showcase for the cameras.

    He is a terrible governor. He cant even budget a small state like LA-
    Heaven forbid if the whole country was at his mercy.

    July 20, 2010 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  16. Donkey Party

    You right-winged sub-humans are a sickening bunch.

    July 20, 2010 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |