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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (left) is joined by newly sworn-in Sen. Carte Goodwin (D-WV) Tuesday after the Senate took a key vote toward extending unemployment benefits.
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July 20, 2010 Armed with the vote of the newly-sworn in Democrat from West Virginia, Senate Democrats end the GOP filibuster on extending unemployment insurance benefits.
July 19, 2010 The West Virginia state Legislature failed to pass a bill calling for a special election to fill the late Robert Byrd's Senate seat this year. Gov. Joe Manchin (D) is now expected to call for one on his own.
July 16, 2010 West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin will name a replacement for the late Sen. Robert Byrd today, and the Associated Press is saying it will be former Manchin chief counsel Carte Goodwin.
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