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Acting W.Va. governor proclaims Oct. 4 election

January 21, 2011
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia will vote for governor Oct. 4.

Acting Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin proclaimed the special election Friday as mandated by this week's state Supreme Court ruling.

Tomblin is also submitting legislation setting a special primary June 20 — West Virginia Day — instead of holding party conventions.

The proclamation came after Tomblin briefly resumed his duties as Senate president. He gaveled in its Friday floor session before returning to the governor's office. But that didn't end criticism of how the Senate is proceeding this session.

The court ordered an election because now-U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin resigned Nov 15 with more than a year left in his term as governor. Tomblin has been acting as governor under the state constitution's succession provision.

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