Keep an eye on the developing special election for governor of WV. The WV Supreme Court has ruled that the politicians have to hold an election to pick the next governor to replace the newly elected, gun touting-turned-Obama backer U.S. Senator Joe Manchin.
The Mountaineer pols had planned to just keep one of their kin folk warming the seat until 2012. Now they are falling all over themselves to pledge fidelity to primaries and self proclaimed disgust at picking the nominees in the dank corners of the capital as had been the tradition in previous years.
Now all of the Hatfields and the McCoys are thinking of running; Molly bar the door! Watch out: the land of Robert Byrd will be front and center with just four governor’s races in the nation in this “off year.” Besides West Virginia, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Louisiana all hold elections in 2011. Another good year for the Republicans, maybe?