Stacy said he's not convinced that Manchin wouldn't bow to pressure from the Democratic leadership once in Washington. Still, he called the governor "one heck of a good guy" and admitted he "won't be disappointed next Wednesday morning" no matter what happens.

Stacy came to a meet-and-greet Friday to chat with Republican businessman John Raese in the hope that he'd finally be able to make a decision on whom to cast his ballot for. But after lunch with Raese and Sen. James InhofeJames (Jim) Mountain InhofeOvernight Defense: Defense spending bill amendments target hot-button issues | Space Force already facing hurdles | Senators voice 'deep' concerns at using military lawyers on immigration cases Obstacles to Trump's 'Space Force' could keep proposal grounded for now The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by PhRMA — Trump caves under immense pressure — what now? MORE (R-Okla.), who's making a campaign swing through southern West Virginia with Raese, Stacy said he's still undecided.  

On Thursday, another Republican stood among the Manchin faithful in a candy and snack shop in downtown Princeton. Todd Colonna, the Republican mayor of the nearby town of Matoaka, described himself as a Manchin fan and mingled easily with the roomful of Democrats and other local elected officials.  

"Manchin's a good guy," Colonna said. "I'm just not voting for him."

The Republican said in a different year, maybe he could cast a vote for Manchin, but in 2010 Congress needs a leadership change.

"I'd like to see Manchin finish his term as governor and then run after that," said Colonna, who added, "I'm not exactly a fan of Obama."