I spent a lot of time working all over WV and my wife hails from there. My experience is that there are indeed a high number of people in WV that would like nothing more than to keep picking the pockets of the fellow citizens. It's become a generational thing, thanks to Sheets. West Virginia is a welfare basket case second to none. The sad part is before Sheets, these people were very proud and self sufficient folks because they had to be in order to live there.
We are still proud self sufficient folks, and we even have teeth and know a little correct grammar. Maybe no one has noticed that we are not one of the states that are close to bankruptcy.
The answer to the question is, no, unfortunately Capito can not beat Manchin. But if she runs it will make the democrats spend money and force some issues to be debated and acknowledged to exist. An informed electorate can demand accountability.
e don’t pick pockets in WV, and we had a right to get some benefits. We are US citizens, too. I remember being completely ignored, for years, when the defense plants, military bases, roads, and other goodies were handed out.
There are more welfare people in NYC and Chicago than we have total population.