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Byrd's successor

Byrd's successor

West Virginia's governor has appointed his former chief counsel - a member of a prominent West Virginia family - to succeed the late U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd.
Gov. Joe Manchin announced Carte Goodwin's appointment Friday during a packed afternoon news conference at the state Capitol.
"I know he's going to make us all proud," Manchin said. "I know that West Virginia is better off because he's passed this way."
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. The Legislature has begun a special session to consider a proposal from Manchin to allow for a November vote.


Updated : 2021-10-25 03:43 GMT+08:00