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So he -- popular as governor with voters in West Virginia but when it comes -- -- US senate -- democratic governor.
Joseph mansion is facing some push back he's running against Republican John racing.
Accorded -- would latest real clear politics average -- mention trailing.
Four and a half five percentage points here's the challenger in a recent ad you see the numbers 4843 and a half.
-- this spot will bring in the governor.
But you don't have to -- even though Obama's policies.
Obamacare means big government cap and trade hurts -- Obama's tax increase.
Joseph Manchin rubber -- Now part of the reason why this race is getting so much attention is because of this on your screen.
Democrats at 57 Republicans and 41 in the US senate right now it may tip the balance depending on how voters go across the country Republicans need.
Ten -- to get a clear majority.
Governor Joseph mentions my guess now from his home state West Virginia -- good morning to you and welcome to our program here it.
I'm doing fine thank you hope you're doing well -- we work with each other during -- single mine disaster 2006 and West Virginia.
And I saw firsthand how those people talk to you.
And I -- -- how you could relate to the people of West Virginia and you -- elected governor with 70% of the vote.
You approval rating in the state of West -- it's 66%.
How the world can you be traveling are trailing your challenger.
John racing by almost five points.
With the history that don't -- what what -- Why is that well.
Well bill first of all the polls are polls will be many polls between on Election Day and that's the final poll that counts.
Next evolved I think he said all the first you know I do relate in people know that I am one of them I was raising -- camp I understand the -- -- -- -- the greatest people in the world is our coal miners coal -- family that's given us.
The nation that we've had.
John doesn't relate to that being a millionaire living in Palm Beach, Florida and before finding out about that and I think that will unveil itself.
You know the -- they put on about us in our state and -- -- -- such a horrible life you know making fun of it just wrong.
And we've worked so hard I don't know -- people realize.
For six years we've been -- state it's been a financial beacon for the rest of the country were rated as one the best financial.
Many state and we're in the best best position of most any state right now.
I've been able take care of ourself.
I have both national chamber of commerce all labor all businesses.
All health care providers supporting me because they believe in the process we put that worked so well.
-- may be the case but with the voters aren't taking yourself just generally talk about the issues here because recently -- -- In fact the other day that you would repeal parts of the health care law.
Push by the democratic congress and signed by democratic president sure what what what part of -- -- would you repeal that's not good for West Virginia.
Bill let me say this that.
Basically my opponent is running against -- -- -- I hate to tell in the Brock who bombs on the ballot in West Virginia he should be running against me.
And our -- running say -- Barack Obama -- -- and let me just say this as far as a governor I've been governor under two presidents.
George Bush and also under Barack Obama I -- George Bush to be the best present this country ever had.
I'm an American he was my president I want Barack Obama to be the best present he can -- be because I'm an American.
We put America first we put West Virginia first and that's what we've done here in our state we put our state first we put our politics aside.
We didn't play the political and play to the to the partisan politics or the special interest groups will argue let -- wish -- -- -- sample of Health Care Reform that you would repeal.
All the 1099 the mandates all those things need to be done people West Virginia -- -- what -- and it was all is the only democratic governor if you're like running for senate democratic side is talking this way.
While -- its common sense it's basically you know everyone's overreaching and over reacting on this thing the bottom line is.
People children -- health care people with preexisting conditions and I believe Democrats Republicans can agree on that.
Find what you agree on -- move forward that's how we do in West Virginia.
The biggest thing we need to do is bring people together do you believe anyone in Washington.
Both Democrats and Republicans are wrong by putting their party first putting their own political ambitions second and putting the country third.
I'll guarantee you would do we get in West Virginia will put this country first.
And then let the rest forward and I but I just -- so strong and proud -- classic question if you're running away from Barack Obama and you said no.
Yet this week you've seen on the -- hearing what -- -- issues.
Now you say cap and you know it's a bad idea and you recently pulled out of picture view of President Bush.
The question also look at -- and are you running away bottom line is this democratic president.
I'm running for the common sense I'm running for common sense for West Virginia.
The bottom line is cap and trade is dead wrong and President Obama is dead wrong cap and trade in his EPA we just -- EPA because they're far reaching.
Our tenth amendment of the constitution we have a right to govern ourselves so you know what in the spirit of senator Byrd.
In the spirit of senator Robert C Byrd.
Doesn't matter what politics that president might be when they're wrong the wrong and you have to fix things I'm not going up there.
Trying to be against everything destroy everything I want to repair what's wrong.
There's a lot of things wrong there's enough blame for both parties okay Republicans and -- So what more that's that's America we've confirmed now that Bill Clinton's -- -- West Virginia on Monday you know West Virginians went heavily for Hillary Clinton during the primary race over Barack Obama.
What would you invite the president West Virginia if he came would that help you or -- you.
I've had a personal relationship with Bill Clinton Hillary Clinton and your friends and we've worked together on many things and basically we're happy to have Bill Clinton coming in I've never had any.
That I know of and that political political elected officials I've always run on my -- I am who I am -- -- on my -- having Bill Clinton is a friend command I really I appreciate that so much thinking for doing okay about someone.
-- we'll see whether or not president Barack Obama can't ask for you before the election.
A governor thank you for your time Joseph mansion on the West Virginia today overhead that.
We've also -- your challenger.
John -- to join us here in America's Newsroom we hope to have him on live.
Soon to stay tuned for more on.
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