Justices stay earlier ruling on West Virginia's congressional map
January 20th, 2012
01:13 PM ET
2 years ago

Justices stay earlier ruling on West Virginia's congressional map

(CNN) – The Supreme Court has put on hold a federal judge's earlier ruling that West Virginia's new congressional boundaries were unconstitutional.

West Virginia's legislative leaders had asked the justices a week ago in an emergency filing to allow the state's new voting district map to stay in place. But the high court on Friday made no decision on the merits, ordering both sides to file more appeals. This puts everything on legal standby until the matter is fully resolved.
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Filed under: Supreme Court • West Virginia
West Virginia files high court appeal over challenged voting map
January 13th, 2012
07:00 PM ET
2 years ago

West Virginia files high court appeal over challenged voting map

Washington (CNN) – West Virginia's legislative leaders have asked the US. Supreme Court to allow the state's new voting district map to stay in place.

An emergency appeal was filed late Friday with Chief Justice John Roberts, seeking to overturn a lower federal court's January 3 decision that the Congressional boundaries were unconstitutional.
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Filed under: 2012 • Supreme Court • West Virginia
Tomblin holds WV governorship for Democrats
October 4th, 2011
10:57 PM ET
3 years ago

Tomblin holds WV governorship for Democrats

(CNN) - Democrat Earl Ray Tomblin will continue serving as West Virginia’s governor after narrowly defeating Republican businessman Bill Maloney in a special election Tuesday.

With 100% of precincts reporting, Tomblin received 49.4% of the vote to 47.2% for Maloney, according to unofficial results from the West Virginia Secretary of State’s office.
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Filed under: Joe Manchin • Robert Byrd • West Virginia
West Virginia gubernatorial election in national spotlight
West Virginia state capitol
October 3rd, 2011
10:08 PM ET
3 years ago

West Virginia gubernatorial election in national spotlight

(CNN) - Voters head to the polls in West Virginia on Tuesday in a gubernatorial contest in which national Republicans are trying to tie the Democratic governor to President Barack Obama. And the contest is firmly in the national political spotlight, thanks to an infusion of big bucks that has fueled campaign ad wars over the past three weeks.

The acting governor, Earl Ray Tomblin, faces off against businessman Bill Maloney, the Republican nominee. Tomblin, the long-serving state Senate president, took over as governor last autumn after then-Gov. Joe Manchin, a fellow Democrat, was elected to fill the term of the late Sen. Robert Byrd. Besides Maloney and Tomblin, three independent or third-party candidates are on the ballot. The winner will fill out the final year of Manchin's gubernatorial term.
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Filed under: Joe Manchin • West Virginia
Two Democrats not on the ballot crucial to West Virginia election
Demoratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin
September 29th, 2011
04:36 PM ET
3 years ago

Two Democrats not on the ballot crucial to West Virginia election

Washington (CNN) – With five days left until a gubernatorial election in West Virginia, there's no let up in the campaign ad wars.

The Republican Governors Association is up with a new commercial that targets Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, who faces off on October 4 against businessman Bill Maloney, the Republican nominee.
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Filed under: West Virginia
Ad wars heat up as West Virginia gubernatorial battle comes to a close
September 28th, 2011
12:33 PM ET
3 years ago

Ad wars heat up as West Virginia gubernatorial battle comes to a close

(CNN) - With six days left until a gubernatorial election in West Virginia, it seems Democrats are bringing out the big gun.

In the final television commercial of his campaign, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is going up on West Virginia airwaves Wednesday with an ad that highlights the support he's getting from Sen. Joe Manchin, a fellow Democrat, former governor, and one of the most popular politicians in the state.
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Homecoming of sorts for Democratic operative
January 4th, 2011
08:51 AM ET
3 years ago

Homecoming of sorts for Democratic operative

Washington (CNN) - Former Democratic Governors Association communications director Emily Bittner is heading over to Capitol Hill. Bittner's been named as the communications director for Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia for his office here in the nation's capitol.

Before her time at the DGA, Bittner served as communications director for the Arizona Democratic Party when now Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was the state's governor.
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Filed under: Joe Manchin • West Virginia
November 2nd, 2010
08:41 PM ET
3 years ago

In West Virginia: CNN projects Democratic Gov. win

(CNN) - Democratic West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin has won his state's Senate seat, CNN projects, beating out Republican nominee John Raese in a tight race for the late Sen. Robert Byrd's seat. Projections are based on CNN analysis of exit poll data.


Filed under: Joe Manchin • John Raese • The Latest Calls • West Virginia
November 1st, 2010
05:12 PM ET
3 years ago

Democrats cautiously optimistic in West Virginia

Harpers Ferry, West Virginia (CNN) - Democratic strategists are becoming increasingly confident that the West Virginia Senate seat of the late Robert Byrd will remain in Democratic hands, believing that momentum is on the side of popular Governor Joe Manchin.

Former President Bill Clinton made his second appearance in the state on Monday to help bolster Manchin's prospects, at the same time that former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani campaigned for Republican candidate John Raese. Sarah Palin also visited the state on Saturday to stump for Raese.
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Filed under: 2010 • Democrats • West Virginia
October 30th, 2010
04:31 PM ET
3 years ago

Palin’s plan to stop Obama

Charleston, West Virginia (CNN) – Stopping the Obama agenda means electing John Raese to the Senate, Sarah Palin said Saturday.

At an event in West Virgnia, the former Alaska Governor and 2008 vice presidential nominee appeared with rock star and conservative activist, Ted Nugent, and told the crowd that Obama's policies must end.

"Obama points backwards and blames everyone else, and yet he has perpetuated the problem in these last two years," Palin said.
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Filed under: 2010 • John Raese • Sarah Palin • West Virginia
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