Tomblin would appoint Democrat to vacant seat, but wants court input
By David Gutman, The Charleston Gazette-Mail
Unless the West Virginia Supreme Court tells him not to, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin intends to appoint a Democrat to the state Senate seat that has been vacant since Republican Sen. Daniel Hall resigned, a move that would swing the chamber from GOP control to a deadlock.
However, Tomblin wants the Supreme Court to resolve the controversy before he...