Here's the full list of candidates for the West Virginia Senate special election, with Joe Manchin, John Raese, Ken Hechler and other lesser-known candidates. The Secretary of State's office will update it through tomorrow afternoon's filing deadline.
Here's the AP's Lawrence Messina on a couple of the names:
Among the other Republican candidates, Albert Howard of San Pedro, Calif., demanded a recount after his 12th-place, 2008 showing in New Hampshire. At the time, he was a chauffeur living in Michigan.
Lynette Kennedy McQuain, meanwhile, is already a GOP nominee for the House of Delegates in Marion County. The legislation setting the special election process for Byrd's seat allows for such dual candidacies.