The West Virginia Democratic Party announced in a release on Monday that Senator Joe Manchin, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, and Representative Nick Rahall will not be making the relatively short trip to Charlotte, North Carolina, for the Democratic Party’s convention in early September where President Obama will formally accept the party’s nomination. It’s not that they don’t want to hang out with their colleagues from across the nation, it’s that the three men — who each face a Republican challenger this November — don’t want to support President Obama, who’s very unpopular in West Virginia.

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