West Virginia election results 2010: Joe Manchin and John Raese look to snatch victory

Washington Post Staff
Tuesday, November 2, 2010; 8:05 PM

West Virginia has several interesting races this election cycle, yet none received more media attention than the race between Gov. Joe Manchin and his GOP opponent John Raese.

As PostPolitics explains:

Gov. Joe Manchin III (D) is enormously popular in West Virginia -- yet he is in a competitive Senate race against perennial candidate John Raese (R), who has lost three previous statewide campaigns.

Raese's ads casting Manchin as a potential "rubber stamp" for President Obama in the Senate have forced Manchin to move to the right on a series of issues in this race to replace the late Robert C. Byrd (D), who held this seat for more than 50 years.

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CONTRIBUTORS: The state previews were written and compiled by Washington Post staff writers Chris Cillizza, Dan Balz, Amy Gardner, Shailagh Murray, Paul Kane, Aaron Blake, Felicia Sonmez, Ben Pershing and Perry Bacon Jr. PHOTOGRAPHS: The photographs were taken by The Washington Post, Associated Press, Reuters and Getty Images photographers.

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