Special election in WV?
The report is that West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin (D) will be pushing for having a 2010 special election for the late Senator Robert Byrd’s seat. In this he’s joined by Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R), who shares with Manchin a desire for the job. Which is fine: neither politician is making a secret of it and they’d be the most likely candidates for 2012 | Read More »
Governors Oppose Attempt by Obama to Usurp Control of the Guard
A proposal to squash individual state control of National Guard units in the event of an emergency faces bipartisan opposition from the National Governor’s Association. State leaders from West Virginia and Vermont expressed their objections on Friday to Paul N. Stockton, assistant secretary of Defense for homeland defense and Americas’ security affairs. “We are concerned that the legislative proposal you discuss in your letter would | Read More »