Democratic Senate candidate turns out lights on White House
July 28th, 2014
11:45 AM ET
1 month ago

Democratic Senate candidate turns out lights on White House

(CNN) - Natalie Tennant is making it clear: she opposes President Barack Obama's policies on coal.

"Where do they think their electricity comes from?" asks West Virginia's secretary of state and Democratic Senate nominee, as her new campaign commercial shows a picture of the White House.

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Filed under: 2014 • Senate • Senate Race • Shelley Moore Capito • West Virginia
July 14th, 2014
06:27 PM ET
1 month ago

Elizabeth Warren bashes Wall Street in West Virginia

Shepherdstown, West Virginia (CNN) – Elizabeth Warren doesn’t roll deep.

The Massachusetts senator and reigning champion of progressives everywhere arrived right on time Monday afternoon for a campaign event in West Virginia, this one for Democratic Senate hopeful Natalie Tennant, Warren’s latest stop in a national political tour boosting 2014 candidates. Her slight frame slid gingerly out of the passenger side of a blue SUV – her own car, with Bay State plates – and she greeted a volunteer with a golly-gee smile.

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Filed under: Elizabeth Warren • West Virginia
May 13th, 2014
11:46 PM ET
4 months ago

Tea party wins Nebraska; WV to elect first woman senator

(CNN) –Ben Sasse, a tea party favorite, has emerged Tuesday as the winner in a crowded GOP primary battle for a U.S. Senate seat in Nebraska.

Sasse will be considered the favorite over Democratic trial attorney David Domina in the heavily Republican state's November general election. The winner of that race will succeed retiring GOP Sen. Mike Johanns.

Nebraska gubernatorial race: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, the head of the Republican Governors Association, issued a statement Wednesday congratulating Pete Ricketts on his win for the Cornhusker state's Republican gubernatorial primary, beating out six other candidates.

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Filed under: GOP • Nebraska • Senate Primaries • Tea Party • West Virginia
Game on in West Virginia
September 17th, 2013
04:49 PM ET
11 months ago

Game on in West Virginia

(CNN) - In the 2014 battle for control of the U.S. Senate, start watching West Virginia.

Democrats from the Mountain State are rallying around Secretary of State Natalie Tennant, who Tuesday announced her bid to keep seat of retiring Sen. Jay Rockefeller in party hands. Tennant launched her campaign eight months after Rockefeller announced that he wouldn't run for a sixth term in the 2014 elections.
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Filed under: Jay Rockefeller • Joe Manchin • West Virginia
In fight against NRA, Manchin says he’s not afraid
June 20th, 2013
09:26 AM ET
1 year ago

In fight against NRA, Manchin says he’s not afraid

(CNN) – Sen. Joe Manchin is firing back after the National Rifle Association targeted the conservative Democrat in a television commercial last week.

The senator from West Virginia said Thursday morning the NRA is using "paranoia" to keep lawmakers from making big moves on gun control, following the Newtown elementary school shooting in December that left 20 children and six adults dead.
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Filed under: Ads • Gun control • Gun rights • Joe Manchin • NRA • Senate • West Virginia
NRA runs ad against Manchin
June 12th, 2013
09:02 PM ET
1 year ago

NRA runs ad against Manchin

Updated 10:15 p.m. ET, Wednesday, 6/12

(CNN) – The National Rifle Association is running a political ad against one of its own.

Sen. Joe Manchin, an avowed gun enthusiast and life member of the NRA, is now being hit with an ad from the organization in his home state of West Virginia.
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Filed under: Ads • Joe Manchin • NRA • Senate • West Virginia
GOP Senate candidate criticized by some on right to speak at CPAC
March 12th, 2013
03:03 PM ET
1 year ago

GOP Senate candidate criticized by some on right to speak at CPAC

Washington (CNN) – She's come under criticism from a couple of conservative groups, but Rep. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia will be speaking at a major conservative conference later this week.

The American Conservative Union announced Tuesday that Capito, who's running next year for her state's open U.S. Senate seat, will speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference. The event, known as CPAC, is one of the oldest and largest yearly gatherings of conservative leaders and activists from across the country.
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Filed under: CPAC • Shelley Moore Capito • West Virginia
Forced budget cuts lead to teacher layoffs in W. Virginia? Not quite.
February 27th, 2013
07:39 PM ET
1 year ago

Forced budget cuts lead to teacher layoffs in W. Virginia? Not quite.

Washington (CNN) - Education Secretary Arne Duncan says a West Virginia school district is laying off teachers due to deep spending cuts across the federal government set to take effect on Friday. But officials from that region say it's not true.

Duncan told reporters at the White House on Wednesday that the Kanawha County school system was already handing out pink slips in anticipation of the automatic cuts that, among other things, will impact the amount of federal money states get through September.
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Filed under: Budget • Deficit • West Virginia
Manchin: Federal gun legislation must be 'comprehensive'
January 13th, 2013
12:41 PM ET
2 years ago

Manchin: Federal gun legislation must be 'comprehensive'

(CNN) - It can't just be about guns.

That's the message Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia expressed Sunday morning about the ongoing debate over how to prevent gun violence.
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Filed under: Gun rights • Joe Manchin • West Virginia
Senator calls MTV show a 'travesty'
December 8th, 2012
01:59 PM ET
2 years ago

Senator calls MTV show a 'travesty'

(CNN) - "Whatever happens, happens."

That's the motto of the cast of the new MTV show "Buckwild," which has drawn the eye of a U.S. senator.
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Filed under: Joe Manchin • West Virginia
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