Governor came to political form during shift toward fiscal stability
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's allies hope voters will re-elect the 60-year-old Democrat next week so the state can stay on a course he helped chart two decades ago as a senator.
Earl Ray Tomblin has been in government for nearly 40 years. In November 2010, he reached the pinnacle in West Virginia state politics following the departure of former Gov. Joe Manchin for the U.S. Senate.