Manchin's opponent, John Raese, a multi-millionaire (by inheritance), is an extremist Republican who would like to throw everything back to before child labor laws.
Will Latino voters, the fastest-growing segment of the electorate, make a difference come Nov. 2, despite predictions of general low turnout?
Fifty-four percent of voters say they would be more likely to back a candidate who supported health care reform. That number includes 51 percent of independents and 70 percent of Democratic voters.
A look at races across the country shows that many Republicans are attacking a concept Americans have long held sacred - the federal minimum wage.
CHEERS to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka's speech on October 2 which clarified the relationship between media hate-mongerers and the people who sign their paychecks.
Boxer said her Republican opponent, while CEO of Hewlett Packard, "laid off 30,000 workers, shipped jobs overseas, and she says she's proud of her record - well, that's her record."