Apr 29, 2013 — The West Virginia Democrat says there was "some confusion" about the gun legislation when it failed to get enough votes in the Senate. So he's going to reintroduce the bill. It would expand background checks to sales made at gun shows and online.
Apr 15, 2013 — As the Senate prepares to vote on gun legislation, there are more mixed signals on what will be the fate of a bipartisan plan concerning background checks of gun purchasers.
Apr 10, 2013 — Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania have a plan that could get bipartisan support. It would close the so-called gun show loophole but allow friends and family members to trade guns without going through background checks.
Oct 8, 2010 — Sometimes, an unexpected event could help derail a candidacy that was thought to have momentum. Two case studies, in the West Virginia Senate race and the California gubernatorial contest.
Aug 28, 2010 — In the Louisiana Senate primary, GOP incumbent David Vitter will face Rep. Charlie Melancon (D) in November. In West Virginia, Gov. Joe Manchin won the Democratic primary for the seat long held by Robert Byrd, and will face John Raese (R).
Jul 21, 2010 — In a major disappointment to West Virginia Republicans, Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R) announced she would not seek the Senate seat formerly held by the late Robert Byrd in this year's election.
Jul 20, 2010 — The West Virginia Legislature has passed a law allowing the state to hold a special Senate election this year to fill the seat of the late Robert Byrd. Gov. Joe Manchin (D), as expected, announced his candidacy today.
Jul 19, 2010 — The West Virginia state Legislature failed to pass a bill calling for a special election to fill the late Robert Byrd's Senate seat this year. Gov. Joe Manchin (D) is now expected to call for one on his own.
Jul 16, 2010 — West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin will name a replacement for the late Sen. Robert Byrd today, and the Associated Press is saying it will be former Manchin chief counsel Carte Goodwin.
Jul 8, 2010 — West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin says he wants a special Senate election to take place this year, saying having an appointee in office for 2-1/2 years without input from the voters is too long.