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Joe Manchin, III (Democratic)   -14 (34.1%)
John Raese (Republican)   -2 (4.9%)
Jesse Johnson (Mountain)   -18 (43.9%)
Jeff Becker (Constitution)   -7 (17.1%)
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Total Voters: 41

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« on: July 20, 2012, 06:14:42 pm »
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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2012, 06:17:04 pm »
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Jesse Johnson looks like the only non-conservative candidate in this lineup. 
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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2012, 06:18:23 pm »
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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2012, 06:59:28 pm »
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Jesse Johnson looks like the only non-conservative candidate in this lineup. 
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« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2012, 07:02:59 pm »
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Probably Manchin.

Raese comparing smoking restrictions to the Holocaust was just a bit too much for me when Manchin is a socially moderate Democrat who seems to actually vote that way.
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« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2012, 07:08:31 pm »
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« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2012, 09:55:21 pm »
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Is Jesse Johnson actually that leftist, or is he just leftist for West Virginia (i.e. not that much)?

Also, I hate these because I always forget about them before the results are in.
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« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2012, 10:01:52 pm »
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Manchin. Raese is an unelectable perennial candidate and Manchin is the sort of Dem I'm comfortable voting at the state level.
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« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2012, 10:39:22 pm »
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Manchin, reluctantly. I wouldn't give a US Senate seat to an unqualified activist, even if I agree with him on more issues.
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« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2012, 12:19:52 am »
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Manchin, though I would normally vote for the Constitution Party candidate.

Is Jesse Johnson actually that leftist, or is he just leftist for West Virginia (i.e. not that much)?

Also, I hate these because I always forget about them before the results are in.
Johnson campaigned for the Green Party nomination in 2008, so that makes him, in my opinion, a leftist.
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« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2012, 11:43:25 am »
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Joe Manchin.
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« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2012, 01:17:19 pm »
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So you would still support Manchin even if he is likely to switch parties the minute it looks as if the Republicans could take over the Senate? 
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« Reply #16 on: July 21, 2012, 03:45:54 pm »
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Probably Becker, if not him, then Manchin. Raese is a loon.
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« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2012, 03:58:58 pm »
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In unlikely event of the race being close, Manchin. I'm not a fan of him, but demonizing him by many Democrats is kind of annoying. It's almost always better to have a Blue Dog Democrat than Mr. Generic Republican, especially as dumb as Raese.

Otherwise, I'd vote for Johnson.
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In unlikely event of the race being close, Manchin. I'm not a fan of him, but demonizing him by many Democrats is kind of annoying. It's almost always better to have a Blue Dog Democrat than Mr. Generic Republican, especially as dumb as Raese.

Otherwise, I'd vote for Johnson.

Joe Manchin is likely to switch parties in the event Republicans take over the Senate, but regardless of whether he is a Democrat or becomes a Republican, of the choices presented he is the best option West Virginia has.  And he would make a far better Republican than Raese.
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« Reply #20 on: July 21, 2012, 09:29:03 pm »
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Johnson (sane) especially since hindsight is 20/20 and Machin was pathetic during the lame duck session in 2010, even so today.
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« Reply #21 on: July 22, 2012, 02:33:02 am »
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Depends on the circumstances. I'll vote 3rd party this time but as Raese looked like he could actually win in 2010, probably Manchin unfortunately.
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In unlikely event of the race being close, Manchin. I'm not a fan of him, but demonizing him by many Democrats is kind of annoying. It's almost always better to have a Blue Dog Democrat than Mr. Generic Republican, especially as dumb as Raese.

Otherwise, I'd vote for Johnson.

Joe Manchin is likely to switch parties in the event Republicans take over the Senate

I'm not so sure about this. West Virginia really do like conservative Democrats. Why would Manchin join pretty pathetic thing statewide WV GOP is?
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« Reply #24 on: July 22, 2012, 10:15:07 pm »
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In unlikely event of the race being close, Manchin. I'm not a fan of him, but demonizing him by many Democrats is kind of annoying. It's almost always better to have a Blue Dog Democrat than Mr. Generic Republican, especially as dumb as Raese.

Otherwise, I'd vote for Johnson.

Joe Manchin is likely to switch parties in the event Republicans take over the Senate

I'm not so sure about this. West Virginia really do like conservative Democrats. Why would Manchin join pretty pathetic thing statewide WV GOP is?

He wouldn't be the first pioneering southern Democrat to switch parties (see Thurmond, Strom), and considering everything he has said and done recently (and the fact that certain high-profile Republicans are supporting him), all the evidence is pointing in the direction of an opportunistic party switch.  That isn't to rule out Manchin becoming an independent, though...



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