2016 elections

Senator Wants to Be Productive, Keeps 'Options Open' for Return to State House

Senator Wants to Be Productive, Keeps 'Options Open' for Return to State House
West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin said Sunday he's keeping "all options open" on whether to seek the governor's office in 2016 or remain in the Senate, where he has expressed frustration with partisanship and gridlock. Manchin, a Democrat, said his time as governor was the most productive period in his life but he hasn't felt the same way since his election to the Senate in 2010 to finish the term of the late Democratic Sen. Robert Byrd.
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MI's Redistricting 'Reform' Bill That Would've Awarded Electoral Votes to Romney Creeps Back Into Play

MI's Redistricting 'Reform' Bill That Would've Awarded Electoral Votes to Romney Creeps Back Into Play
A "reform" bill that would have redistricted Michigan in a way favorable for the GOP minority — e.g., Romney would have won the state's electoral votes despite losing the popular vote were it in play for 2012 — has resurfaced in the state house. Many term-limited Republicans are backing the bill without fear of reprisal from upcoming elections.
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