September 24th, 2010
11:38 AM ET
12 years ago

GOP dedicates $1 million to W.Va.

Washington (CNN) - National Republicans will invest $1.2 million to run radio and television commercials in West Virginia over the next two weeks as the GOP tries to wrest control of the Senate seat out of Democratic hands.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee seeks to closely tie the Democratic nominee, Gov. Joe Manchin, to President Barack Obama, who is suffering from an approval rating that is below 50 percent. A new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll released Friday shows that Obama's national approval rating is 42 percent.

"Big spending, more government, less freedom," a narrator says in the 30-second commercial. "We don't want a rubber stamp for Obama. We can't afford Joe Manchin in Washington."

Manchin is personally popular in the state and he won re-election by a landslide in 2008. But Obama lost the state to the Republican presidential nominee that same year by 13 perecentage points.

The Republican nominee is John Raese, who owns several business throughout the state including a radio network and a small daily newspaper.

Filed under: NRSC • West Virginia
soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. stufit

    Great investment. It would be even better if we could get Jay Rockerfeller out too.

    September 24, 2010 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  2. WVSteve

    The NRSC could just as easily back Joe as he is a DINO.

    September 24, 2010 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  3. Dumbasrocks [R]s

    Congratulations WVa. The NRSC has picked you as one of the states where the majority people are so hopefuly dumb and ignorant that you are suceptible to their lies and delusion...dumb enough to actually vote for a repeat of their recent utter FAILURE. Up to you whether you prove them correct.

    September 24, 2010 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  4. smarty

    Typical. The only time the Repubs invest in anything is to help their own interests. Why don't people pay attention to that?

    September 24, 2010 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  5. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Manchin only needs $1.00 to win. Manchin showed his true leadership and compassion for the people during the mining accident. This guy, John Raese wasn't no where around.

    September 24, 2010 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  6. Fair is Fair

    Hey... Teddy "The Swimmer" Kennedy's old seat went Republican... no reason why Bobby "The Klansman" Byrd's can't.

    September 24, 2010 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  7. Obozo VooDoo Economics 101: Spend your way to prosperity, tax your way out of recession.

    Exactly correct. Every DemocRAT in Congress has been a rubber stamp for Obozo. Electing DemocRATS in 2010 will continue the leftist policies that have turned Europe into a basketcase.

    September 24, 2010 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  8. jim

    I can't believe the voters in West Virginia would vote for anyone who would continue O'bama agenda that includes cap and trade legislation that would costs thousands of jobs in this state alone.Manchin while popular will not stand against the leaders in his party no matter what he says to try to get elected.

    September 24, 2010 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  9. GI Joe

    You people from other states know nothing - Raese is corrupt and will fit right in with the corrupt republican/tea party. More for the wealthy, less for the poor. Shame on all of you. Do some research with actual people affected before you spew more of your lies and hate.

    September 24, 2010 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  10. malabar

    Dems want that to remain a grand wizard seat. good thng too, their senate leader dont cotton to no negro dialect. good slaves and pets obey their massuhs

    September 24, 2010 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  11. vic, Nashville TN

    Gov. Joe Manchin Very popular in West Virginia its shows GOP doesn’t know how control money

    September 24, 2010 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  12. Love

    President Obama is a friend of Jesus Christ. So i guess his poll # is low too. People get real and love your brother and sister as Christ did.

    September 24, 2010 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  13. Annie, Atlanta

    I bet $1 Million goes a long way in West Virginia. And now, thanks to the Supreme Court, why stop at a million? Maybe they can even get some international corporations to invest, in order to buy up Republicans in order to protect profits. Love the game. Hate the results.

    September 24, 2010 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  14. Love

    Look at all the money that is being given for the wrong causes. That money should be used to feed the hungry and provide a shelter for a homeless. I suppose at the rate these rich folks are doing, they would probably try to buy their way into Heaven.

    September 24, 2010 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  15. T'SAH from Virginia

    To all who wants to BLOG and laugh about President Obama was supposed to come down from HEAVEN and perform miracles – Remember, JESUS had a hard time too and YOU never know!!! Jeez!

    All of those who are DOWNING the President and believe the GOP has a better plan – is in for a RUDE AWAKENING. The GOP’s pledge is based on LIES and they are not offering anything!! They are campaigning on the Health Care Reform bill and pretending they are REPEALING it – they are NOT!! They are removing what they believe is GOOD – which is MOST of it – and eliminate everything else because they know it’s a good plan but don’t want to admit it!! They will NEVER succeed in repealing Health Care Reform. They are LIARS and America better wake up!!

    Those who should REALLY WAKE UP are the Democrats who are betraying their party!!!! We have made so many accomplishments in the past two years that YOU will NEVER see again if the RepubliCAN'Ts take over!!! No one is doing their own research and finding out the TRUTH on their own!!! Many Americans rather believe the FOX Liars – Palin – Limbaugh – Beck – Hannity – Gingrinch – Cheney – which means they are in favor of far-right EXTREMISM!!!! Democrats ARE NOT far-right EXTREMIST – so WAKE UP!!!

    DEMOCRATS – they DO NOT POLL US – they POLL Republicans and don't let the HYPE fool you!!!!! The POLLS lie and it's all propaganda to get us to STAY HOME or CHANGE our VIEWS!!!!

    Please check on Small Businesses and see what the RepubliCAN'Ts consider a SMALL BUSINESS – Health Care will benefit us more than it will NOT and the RepubliCAN'Ts have NO INTENTIONS on Repealing it – Financial Reform, Don't Ask Don't Tell – Getting rid of Social Security – getting rid of Medicare – getting rid of the Education Fund – Pro-Choice – keeping current TAX CUTS in place for the RICH; NO ONE makes over 250,000 a year that I know and most likely 0will NEVER see 250,000 in five years!! But yet the RepubiliCAN'Ts are making you believe that they are helping you by leaving the TAX CUTS as they are – more of the SAME and more of BUSH POLITICS… WE CANNOT ALLOW THE REPUBLICAN'TS TO TAKE OVER THE HOUSE/SENATE!!!!!

    WAKE UP AND SMELL THE CORRUPTION!! Don't believe the POLLS – get out there and VOTE and stop waiting for someone else to fight for you. All Americans will pay for the consequences of a RepubkliCAN’T takeover!!

    I am T'SAH from Virginia – FIRED UP – and ready to UNITE the BASE and back our President Obama!!!!! Two years is NOT ENOUGH TIME to straighten out the MESS the RepubliCAN’Ts caused in the first place and was handed to President Obama!!!

    September 24, 2010 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |