On the Hill

W. Va. Gov to Run for Byrd’s Seat

We guess 36-year-old Carte Goodwin—who will be sworn in as Robert Byrd’s successor in the Senate on Tuesday—won’t get a chance to match the 51-year tenure of the man he’s replacing: West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin announced Tuesday that he will run for Byrd’s seat in November’s special election, when Goodwin will step down. The special election primary will take place August 28; no Republicans have announced their candidacies yet.