Democratic W.Va. Gov. Manchin re-elected

Nov. 4, 2008 at 10:05 PM

CHARLESTON, W.Va., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin was re-elected Tuesday, defeating Republican legislator Russ Weeks and Mountain Party nominee Jesse Johnson, results indicated.

The 61-year-old Democrat ran on his efforts to reverse some of West Virginia's chronic economic woes, the Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette reported.

Weeks, who came in second, is a former state senator who served in Vietnam.

Johnson -- a filmmaker, actor, and theatrical producer -- also ran for governor in 2004.

The Mountain Party is affiliated with the Green Party.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
One arrested after Philadelphia college lockdown
Boehner delays House vote for new speaker
NASA releases thousands of Apollo mission photos on Flickr
Snowden: U.S. won't respond to offers to serve prison time
FDA approves new treatment for advanced lung cancer