West Virginia US Senator Robert Byrd will formally announce what we have all thought for the last six years.
On Tuesday, September 27, 2005, U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., will announce his 2006 re-election plans at an event in the Lower Rotunda of the State Capitol in Charleston.I will not be there but I hope things run smoothly at the announcement.
While preparing to announce his decision about re-election, Byrd has continued to champion issues important to West Virginia, most recently leading the West Virginia Congressional Delegation's efforts to save the state's 130th National Guard Airlift Wing from closure, protecting the backbone of the West Virginia National Guard and preserving the more than 1,000 jobs at the airbase. Byrd recently completed a tour of the Veterans Medical Centers in West Virginia, after fighting to restore funding cuts that jeopardized health benefits for America's veterans.
Byrd currently is serving West Virginia for an unprecedented eighth consecutive six-year term in the Senate. His seniority is legendary, and has been a major factor in his ability to build a brighter future for the Mountain State -- to strengthen health care, improve education, and bring new jobs to West Virginia. In the month of August alone, Byrd announced that his work in the Senate is bringing 925 new jobs to the state.
Byrd had previously been scheduled to announce his re-election plans on September 7, but postponed the event because of the state's massive efforts to help victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Supporters are welcome to attend Senator Byrd's announcement.