Top West Virginia Dems to Boycott Democrat Convention

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 and is filed under News

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How unpopular is Obama and his party in West Virginia?  The top three Democrats in the state plan to avoid the DNC nominating convention in August:

Democrats U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and Congressman Nick Rahall, who all face reelection battles this November, have decided to skip the Democratic National Convention in September.

The decisions of the three to stay home come after increasing pressure from Republicans to declare whether or not they support President Obama for reelection.  Rahall, who represents West Virginia’s third district, has already said he backs the President, but Manchin and Tomblin have refused to commit.