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"They went out on a limb and really extended themselves to get that provision in there," McKinney said. "They're going to be disappointed, and I think most West Virginians will be disappointed."

The statewide primary will take place Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010 and the general election will take place in conjunction with the regularly scheduled general election on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010. Today was the first day of the candidate filing period for U.S. Senate.Gov. Joe Manchin today officially filed his paperwork to run for the U.S. Senate seat left vacant due to the recent passing of West Virginia's senior senator, Robert C. Byrd.
 
"No one can replace our beloved Sen. Byrd. We can only hope to follow in his footsteps," Manchin said. "I love serving the people of West Virginia and I would be truly honored for the opportunity to serve them in Washington."
“For five and a half years, my administration has worked tirelessly to bring all sides together. We have accomplished so much – from cutting taxes to fighting for good jobs and getting our financial house in order. While other states have been hit hard by this global economic downturn, West Virginia has maintained a strong, responsible government,” Manchin said.
Manchin, 62 of Fairmont, has served as governor since 2005. He won re-election for a second term in 2008, with a historic margin of 70 percent of the vote, winning all 55 counties.  
“I am thankful for all of the support that West Virginians have given me. There are so many important issues facing our state and our nation, and we need a strong leader in this seat who will fight for all of our people. I can and will be that leader.”
The statewide primary will take place Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010 and the general election will take place in conjunction with the regularly scheduled general election on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010. Today was the first day of the candidate filing period for U.S. Senate.

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