Associated Press Reports Gov. Manchin Will Name Top Aide to Byrd's Seat

The Associated Press is reporting that West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin will appoint Carte Goodwin, his former general counsel, to the Senate seat previously held by the late Robert Byrd. 

A special election will be held in November, and Manchin has indicated that he would like to run for the seat. 

AP: Manchin taps aide to replace Byrd in Senate