Labor, business push Manchin to appoint self

Pat McMahon Contributor
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The “Draft Joe” movement has begun.

Top West Virginia labor and business leaders are calling on Gov. Joe Manchin — who local Democrats say is highly interested in running for Senate — to reverse course and appoint himself to the seat held by the late Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.).

“We just strongly believe that he’s the right person and we would certainly encourage him to reconsider that decision and in fact appoint himself,” said Larry Matheney, the secretary and treasurer of the West Virginia AFL-CIO.

Full story: Labor, business push Manchin to appoint self – Shira Toeplitz – POLITICO.com