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.
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