18 January 2010

Election 2010: A Ho-Hum Year for West Virginia?

One political observer is predicting low voter turnout in West Virginia and few races worth writing about, despite signs of a much different trend emerging across the country, The Associated Press reports.

AP quotes Professor Robert Rupp of West Virginia Weslyan College, from his recent appearance at the AP-sponsored Legislative Lookahead conference.

"2010 is not going to going to be an exciting political year," Rupp told the gathered reporters and editors. "It may be exciting on the national level, but not very much is going to happen on the state level."

AP also notes that 153 candidate filings have been posted by the secretary of state's office during the first week it began accepting them. "More than four-fifths of them seek legislative office," the article said. "Of those, more than two-thirds are incumbents."

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