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Statement on West Virginia Primary Election Results

“I want to congratulate all of the Democratic candidates on their victories tonight. We have an excellent group of West Virginia Democrats who are committed to bringing commonsense solutions to Washington and around the Mountain State. There is no stronger defender of the people of Southern West Virginia than Congressman Nick Rahall. He is a strong voice in Washington whose seniority has helped him deliver time and again for the people of West Virginia’s Third Congressional District. He is a great ally of the Mountain State and we need to send him back to Washington. Natalie Tennant is a proven statewide leader whose passion and dedication to public service will resonate well in Washington. Nick Casey is a problem-solver who will work to refocus our nation’s priorities on building our infrastructure needs, developing a clear energy policy, and providing good paying jobs to Americans. Glen Gainer has a track record of fiscal responsibility whose good stewardship of the taxpayer’s money has won praise from both sides of the aisle.

“I congratulate all candidates who had the courage to put their names on the ballot and stand up for what they believe in. To those candidates who won, enjoy tonight’s victory, but know the fight continues through to Election Day.”

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Manchin: Democratic Success in Republican State | The Associated Press

Many locals around here see Sen. Joe Manchin as one of them, so much so they greet the 30-year veteran of West Virginia politics by his first name more often than by his title.

But in the Senate, the 66-year-old upstart stands out as a rare breed: A back-slapping, gun-owning Democrat who attracts widespread support from working class whites in an increasingly Republican state.

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Statesman: Manchin has shown the courage to compromise | Clarksburg Exponent-Telegram

There are some who think Sen. Joe Manchin is a Republican in disguise. There are still others who think he is in President Obama’s back pocket. Quite honestly, he’s neither.

In his short time in the U.S. Senate, Manchin has displayed great talent in bringing both sides of the political spectrum toward the middle. He is a centrist. He is an independent thinker who eschews party labels.

He says — and we believe him — that he was sent to Washington to help all people, not just Democrats.

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Manchin is getting notice in Washington | Charleston Daily Mail Editorial

Congress has the nation agreeing on one thing: 86 percent of Americans disapprove of the job Congress is doing, according to the latest Gallup poll.

While Americans expect political debates to be intense, what Americans are getting in Washington is dysfunction, where the politicians become so stubborn that both sides are willing to shut the government down rather than resolve their differences.

There has to be a better way and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is determined to find it by reaching out to Republicans.

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Senator encourages the winner of the Presidential race to start 50-state tour to bring the country together, starting in West Virginia

Senator thanks West Virginians for their faith, confidence and support for a full term

Fairmont, W.Va. – Moments after winning a full term in the U.S. Senate, Joe Manchin spoke to hundreds of supporters, urging all Americans to come together, put politics aside and put the country first. Senator Manchin asked the winner of the Presidential race to embark on a 50-state tour to heal partisan divisions.

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Manchin deserves full Senate term (Parkersburg News and Sentinel Editorial)

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., hit the ground running when he took the Senate seat from our state held so long and ably by the late Robert C. Byrd. During less than two years in the Senate, Manchin has proven time and time again the faith West Virginians placed in him was well-founded.

Mountain State residents need Manchin’s dedication to principle rather than party in Washington. Voters in the Nov. 6 election should cast their ballots for Manchin in the U.S. Senate race.

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Senator Manchin wins endorsement thanks to lifelong commitment to Second Amendment and efforts in Senate

Charleston, W.Va. –The National Rifle Association’s Political Victory Fund has officially endorsed Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) for re-election to U.S. Senate in the Nov. 6 general election.

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