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Carte Goodwin: Replacement for Senate Seat Vacated by Robert Byrd

This Tuesday July 5, 2009 file photo shows Carte Goodwin, who was West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin's General Council, at the Capitol in Charleston, W.Va., Tuesday, July 5, 2005. Goodwin will be Gov. Joe Manchin's temporary appointee to the late U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd's seat. (AP Photo/Bob Bird, File)

Carte…Cart…Kart…Carte Goodwin? Well sure.

Carte Goodwin has been chosen by West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the death of Robert C. Byrd.


The announcement came earlier today, when Manchin said Goodwin, 36, who was the governor’s chief counsel from 2005 to 2009, would fill the position. Goodwin will take the oath of office Tuesday.

Goodwin will hold the seat until this November. At that time, according to Manchin, a general election will be held to decide who voters want to serve the final two years of Byrd’s term.

Byrd died last month at the age of 92, making him the longest-serving Senator at the time of his death.

With The Associated Press.

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