Which Politicians Look Like Their Home State?

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by Mark Shields

West Virginia -- which, between 2015 and 2016, was the only state to see both more deaths than births and more citizens move out than move in - - could understandably be expected to be somewhat unwelcoming to the recent arrival who seeks public office.

The Mountain State's last surviving Democrat in its congressional delegation, Sen. Joe Manchin, was born in Farmington and went to West Virginia University on a football scholarship. Manchin's November GOP opponent will be Patrick Morrisey, who grew up in New Jersey, where he went to the Garden State's public university and law school and lost a congressional race in 2000.

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