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Angry GOP in WV

Soon after the passing of Sen. Robert C. Byrd (D-W.V.) on Monday, West Virginia Secretary of State Nathalie Tennant  announced that there would not be a special election to fill his empty Senate seat, saying that state laws demands candidates file before the primary election, which has already passed. That means Democratic Gov. Joe Manchin can appoint a successor to serve out the remainder of the Sen. Byrd's six year term which doesn´t end until after the 2012 election. The state's Republican party is said to be fuming and looking for a legal way to fight back.

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