Bill Clinton To Visit W.Va. For Manchin Rally

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Charleston, W.Va. (AP) -- Gov. Joe Manchin is hoping his U.S. Senate bid gets a boost from a scheduled visit by former President Bill Clinton next week.

The Democrat's campaign says Clinton will join Manchin for M monday afternoon rally in Morgantown. Thursday's announcement did not provide further details.

Manchin is running against Republican John Raese and two minor party candidate for the seat of the late Democratic Sen. Robert C. Byrd.

The GOP has spent millions on ads that target Manchin by seeking to tie him to the Democratic-controlled White House and Congress. President Barack Obama failed to carry West Virginia in 2008, and is considered unpopular here.

Clinton is the last Democratic Presidential candidate to carry the state, winning it both in 1992 and 1996.

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