Game on in West Virginia
September 17th, 2013
04:49 PM ET
7 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
Rep. Capito to run for Senate in West Virginia
November 26th, 2012
07:15 AM ET
1 year ago

Rep. Capito to run for Senate in West Virginia

(CNN) - Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, the West Virginia congresswoman who was re-elected earlier this month to a seventh term in the U.S. House of Representatives, announced Monday she is running for U.S. Senate in 2014.

"The senate has been stalemated – hasn't made progress and I believe I can contribute to moving forward, working together and solving the problems and I think it's a great opportunity for our state quite frankly," Capito said in her announcement at the state capitol in Charleston, according to CNN affiliate WSAZ.
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Filed under: Shelley Moore Capito • West Virginia
Democrat holds onto West Virginia governor's seat
November 7th, 2012
12:19 AM ET
1 year ago

Democrat holds onto West Virginia governor's seat

(CNN) - Democratic incumbent Earl Ray Tomblin defeated Republican businessman Bill Maloney in a re-match to win a four-year term as West Virginia's governor.

Tomblin took office in late 2010 after his Democratic predecessor Joe Manchin resigned to take over the late Robert Byrd's U.S. Senate seat.
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Filed under: 2012 • West Virginia
Court says West Virginia can use redrawn congressional districts
September 25th, 2012
12:43 PM ET
2 years ago

Court says West Virginia can use redrawn congressional districts

Washington (CNN) – The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld West Virginia's redrawn congressional districts, and officials hope to have the changes in place for the November vote.

The justices said in an unsigned opinion on Tuesday that a divided three-judge federal district court panel had "misapplied the standards for evaluating" challenges to voting maps drawn by the state legislature.

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Filed under: 2012 • Supreme Court • West Virginia
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