Manchin Wins Hard-Fought W. Virginia Race

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
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Democrats have captured a key tossup race, winning West Virginia's Senate seat.

Democratic Gov. Joe Manchin turned back wealthy Republican businessman John Raese in a hotly contested race to succeed the late Sen. Robert Byrd. Byrd had held the seat for more than 50 years before his death in June.

Raese has tried to tie Manchin tightly to Obama. But revelations that Raese's wife lives and votes in Florida, plus a GOP TV ad production that sought "hicky" actors to portray West Virginia voters, hurt his candidacy.

Former President Bill Clinton and ex-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin lined up on opposite sides in the race, one of the closest this election season.

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