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Get A Bill Passed, Mr. Speaker

Darkness Fish Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 12:27 PM
Its a pretty short list, but Joe Manchin (sp?) would probably be on it.
Roy323 Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 2:53 PM
Darkness-No, You spelled "Manchin" properly; and YES, He is "on it" for now. But as a native West Virginian living one county away from the Manchin "clan" I'm still waiting to endorse him. Hope the wait is not too long!

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