Harry Reid or Mitch McConnell: West Virginia May Decide
In less than 24 hours, West Virginia voters could hold the future of the U.S. Senate in their hands. Will the next Senate Majority Leader be Mitch McConnell or Harry Reid?
If Mitt Romney is elected and Harry Reid remains Majority Leader, Reid will still have ultimate control of what goes before the Senate floor.
Friday, Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid made it clear that he will not work with a Romney White House, should the former Massachusetts Governor win the Presidency next Tuesday.
“Mitt Romney’s fantasy that Senate Democrats will work with him to pass his ‘severely conservative’ agenda is laughable,” Reid said.
Harry Reid’s comments are precisely the reason we need to replace Joe Manchin in Washington.
“Mitt Romney will need every U.S. Senator he can get to create the jobs we need right here in West Virginia,” said Raese. “That’s why I’m running for the U.S. Senate. I’ve seen too many people this year looking for work in our state, and I’ve seen too many energy producers forced out of business by the Obama-Reid-Manchin policies.
“For Harry Reid to say this, four days before Election Day, tells West Virginians all they need to know,” added Raese. “Obviously, the Democratic leaders like Reid hear the hoof beats of the coming Romney victory next Tuesday. For Reid to have to lay down markers this early tells you whom he thinks is going to win next week–and it sure isn’t Barack Obama.”
Sending Joe Manchin back to Washington ensures that Harry Reid will continue to set the agenda in the U.S. Senate. It guarantees that Harry Reid will continue the War on Coal, no matter who wins the White House.
The only way we can get West Virginia on the right track is by electing Mitt Romney president, and John Raese to the Senate.