Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., talks about his official state portrait Tuesday in the Governor's Reception Room. The official gubernatorial portrait, which was commissioned because Manchin is a former governor, will hang in the state Capitol. At left is Manchin's wife, Gayle Manchin. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin stands at right.
"I've always said talking about art is like watching rain. You don't get much out of it," he said.
The portrait will hang in the reception room in the space closest to the governor's office.
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