MSNBC projects Democrat Tomblin elected West Virginia governor

Reuters News

11/6/2012 10:13:21 PM - Reuters News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - MSNBC projected that Democrat Earl Ray Tomblin won the West Virginia gubernatorial race in Tuesday's election.

Tomblin, the incumbent, became governor in a special election last year after Joe Manchin was elected to the U.S. Senate. Tomblin defeated Republican Bill Maloney, a former mining executive.

(Reporting By Mark Felsenthal)