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US gov's ex-aide Goodwin tapped for Byrd seat

US gov's ex-aide Goodwin tapped for Byrd seat

West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin has tapped a former aide to fill the U.S. Senate seat long held by Robert C. Byrd, who died recently.
Byrd was the Senate's longest-serving member when he died last month at 92.
Manchin said Friday that former chief counsel Carte Goodwin will serve in the post. Goodwin is expected to take the oath of office on Tuesday.
The 36-year-old Goodwin served as Manchin's general counsel from 2005 until early 2009.
Goodwin would hold the seat until November, when the governor wants general election voters to decide who will serve the final two years of Byrd's term.


Updated : 2021-03-01 23:48 GMT+08:00