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Raese-ing Ahead

Joe Manchin, the governor of West Virginia and the Democrats’ nominee for Senate, is sounding a full retreat calling for a partial repeal of Obamacare.

Why’s he running on such a Republican stance? What, is he trailing or something?

This morning, we learn… yes.

 

Republican John Raese has edged ahead of West Virginia’s popular Democratic Governor Joe Manchin for the first time in the state’s special U.S. Senate race.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely West Virginia Voters finds Raese earning 48% support to Manchin’s 46% when leaners are included. Two percent (5%) prefer some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided.

Obviously, this is only one poll, but it confirms the close race portrayed by other recent surveys and suggests that like Connecticut, the momentum is with the upstart challenger, not the Democrat well-known from years of work in the state capital.

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