This is the absolute height of political cronyism and payoff. The Goodwins are one of the top political families in WV. They had A LOT to do with the election of Bubba Joe to the governorship and they will have a LOT to do with his eventual election to the senate in Nov.
This is blatant political payoff.
WV voters ALWAYS get what they deserve.
This is sickening.
Ex-Manchin aide tapped for Byrd seat
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Joe Manchin is tapping his former chief counsel and a member of a prominent West Virginia family, Carte Goodwin, to succeed the late U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd, Democratic officials told The Associated Press on Friday.