Dems may not have a cake-walk in West Virginia Senate race

Gov. Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, is the easy favorite to win this November’s Senate race to replace the deceased Sen. Robert Byrd, D.

But that could change.

Source: Federal probe subpoenas Manchin

Gov. Joe Manchin‘s office confirmed today that state government officials have been contacted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office this week regarding an ongoing investigation. The target may be Manchin himself, according to a source who asked to remain anonymous…

According to the government source, Manchin was subpoenaed as part of a federal grand jury investigation. The subpoenas asked for contracts and records for businesses that have done work at the governor’s mansion as well as provided services for parties there. The investigation is into whether Manchin has complied with bidding and state contract requirements.

Uh oh.

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