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Almost every politician running for office comes out with a set of plans so that they can demonstrate how serious they are about fixing the state’s problems. But once the election is over and the candidate takes his or her oath, you rarely here a peep about those plans again. They end up on a shelf somewhere gathering dust.

The Governor actually attempted to implement most of his plans. One of the reasons that this takes place is that a political candidate can unilaterally make a plan when running for office. But if he or she wins office, implementation of all plans depends on legislative bodies and the legislative process where there are many people who influence the process and much compromise is required. Often, a governor, for example, wins election only to discover that many if not most elements of his plans will not pass the legislature. This is true even when the legislature majority and the governor are of the same political party.

Joe Manchin, Governor of West Virginia (Democrat), State of the State Message, February 9, 2005

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Joe Manchin
Joe Manchin
  • Born: August 24, 1947
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician

Joseph Anthony Manchin III is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator from West Virginia, a seat he has held since 2010. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as the 34th governor of West Virginia from 2005 to 2010 and the 27th secretary of state of West Virginia from 2001 to 2005.

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