While Romney will win West Virginia tonight, Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat, will win re-election to his seat in the state, according to CNN projections. Manchin was first elected in 2010 in a special election to replace the late-Sen. Robert Byrd. A moderate Democrat, Manchin declined to attend the Democratic National Convention this year and has distanced himself from President Obama. With the exception of presidential elections, West Virginia typically leans Democratic for statewide elections. Its governor, Earl Ray Tomblin, is also a Democrat.