Goodwin will sworn into the Senate on Tuesday. Right after the swearing in, the Senate leadership will move on the unemployment extension bill.....CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Joe Manchin appointed former chief counsel Carte Goodwin, a member of a prominent West Virginia family, on Friday to succeed the late U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd.
Manchin announced Goodwin's appointment during a packed afternoon news conference at the state Capitol.
Hmm, you think there might be any politics involved here?
Sorry for this sick joke, folks, but I think there was a Quid Croak Quo here.
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