Democrat holds onto West Virginia governor's seat
November 7th, 2012
12:19 AM ET
2 years 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
Manchin gets a cheap haircut in political ad
September 24th, 2012
04:29 PM ET
2 years ago

Manchin gets a cheap haircut in political ad

(CNN) – Sen. Joe Manchin wants people to know he's serious about making cuts–and uses some special scissors in a new television ad to sharpen that point.

"For more than twenty years Joe Manchin has gotten his hair cut by the same barber–his wife Gayle," the ad's narrator says.
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Filed under: 2012 • Joe Manchin • Senate • West Virginia
Manchin to skip Democratic National Convention
June 18th, 2012
07:22 PM ET
2 years ago

Manchin to skip Democratic National Convention

(CNN) – Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, who is running for re-election in West Virginia, said Monday he plans to sit out September's Democratic National Convention, the biggest gathering of the year for his party.

"I intend to spend this fall focused on the people of West Virginia, whether that's representing them in my official U.S. Senate duties or here at home, where I can hear about their concerns and ideas to solve the problems of this great nation," Manchin said in a statement.
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May 18th, 2012
04:59 PM ET
2 years ago

Biden: Convict won 'frustrated, angry' votes

(CNN) – Frustration with the economy led to an incarcerated man winning 40% of votes in the West Virginia Democratic primary earlier this month, Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday.

In an interview with WTOV, Biden said he doesn't "blame people, they're frustrated, they're angry."
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Filed under: 2012 • Joe Biden • Ohio • West Virginia
Inmate for president says it's all about the economy
May 14th, 2012
04:40 PM ET
2 years ago

Inmate for president says it's all about the economy

(CNN) - No balloons. No banners. No cheering crowd. No need for a victory speech to a throng of adoring and loyal supporters.

As he sat in a prison cell in Texas, Keith Judd, inmate # 11593-051, was winning 40% of the vote in the West Virginia Democratic primary last week amid whatever fanfare one could receive in such a place.
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Filed under: President Obama • West Virginia
Federal inmate's sizable West Virginia presidential vote tally
May 9th, 2012
08:16 AM ET
2 years ago

Federal inmate's sizable West Virginia presidential vote tally

(CNN) – An incarcerated 53-year-old man is beating President Barack Obama in eight West Virginia counties following the state's Democratic Presidential Primary Tuesday, according to the latest figures from the West Virginia secretary of state.

Keith Judd, who is currently serving a 210-month sentence at a correctional facility in Texarkana, Texas for extortion, is trailing the president 42.28% to 57.72% in the state based on the unofficial vote totals, but is leading in eight counties.
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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama • West Virginia
May 8th, 2012
09:46 PM ET
2 years ago

North Carolina passes same-sex marriage ban, CNN projects

(CNN) –North Carolina voters have passed a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, CNN projects, putting a ban that already existed in state law into the state's charter.

With more than 1.5 million votes counted from Tuesday's referendum, supporters of the ban led opponents by a margin of 61% to 39%, according to figures from the State Board of Elections. Its backers prepared to celebrate by serving wedding cake to their supporters in a Raleigh ballroom.

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Filed under: North Carolina • West Virginia
Manchin wins Democratic primary in West Virginia, CNN projects
May 8th, 2012
09:07 PM ET
2 years ago

Manchin wins Democratic primary in West Virginia, CNN projects

(CNN) - Incumbent Sen. Joe Manchin will win Tuesday's Democratic primary in West Virginia, CNN projects, pushing him one step closer in his campaign to hold on to his Senate seat this year.

"I want to thank all of the volunteers, supporters and people of this great state who continue to give me the opportunity to serve them," Manchin said in a statement. "I am truly honored and humbled by your confidence."
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Filed under: 2012 • Joe Manchin • Senate • West Virginia
Romney wins West Virginia primary, CNN projects
May 8th, 2012
08:51 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney wins West Virginia primary, CNN projects

(CNN) – Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney will win Tuesday's Republican primary in West Virginia, CNN projects.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • West Virginia
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