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.
Manchin has battled steadfastly against the partisan political bickering that often seems to block progress in Washington. He has opposed his party’s president, Barack Obama, on key issues of importance to West Virginians. At the same time he stands up for the principles held by most Mountain State residents.
This newspaper endorses Manchin for re-election to the U.S. Senate. He represents West Virginians well and, again, we urge voters in the Nov. 6 election to cast their ballots for him.