Skip to comments.Capito Won't Run For Senate (West Virginia Republican Capitulates??)
Posted on 07/21/2010 7:44:25 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
Mark Murray writes: The Charleston Daily Mail (WV) reports that GOP Rep. Shelley Moore Capito won't run in the special election for Robert Byrd's Senate seat, side-stepping what would have been a competitive contest against Gov. Joe Manchin (D), who is running for the seat.
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Couldn’t the RNC help? Isn’t WV socially a conservative state?
like Mass-of-2-$h!ts....it is the peoples seat....not ‘Sheets’ Byrd's seat....
McKinney said Capito’s decision was disappointing after the Legislature’s minority Republicans won the amendment that would have allowed Capito to run for both offices.”They went out on a limb and really extended themselves to get that provision in there,’’ McKinney said. “They’re going to be disappointed, and I think most West Virginians will be disappointed.’
In the end, Capito’s camp was concerned about legal challenges that might put her House seat in jeopardy.
Unfortunately, I do not think there is a Republican that can beat Manchin. He might actually prove to be a surprise to the Democrats given many of his views.
Maybe they told her they would make sure she would up just like her Daddy.
The RNC is in DEEP financial doo-doo
She done capitolated!
Capito has a lifetime ACU rating of 70.11 while Castle has a lifetime rating of 52.49 and Kirk 57.50. I don’t consider Capito’s rating to be “on a par” with Castle and Kirk.
that was part of it, mainly it was a decision based on funds and polls. I’m not disappointed, I think it was a smart move on her part.
I’d love to have her as our Senator and it may happen at some point but she can’t win against Manchin. He’s too well known and too popular in this state.
Cheese eating surrender monkey.
Wonder what the pay off was to drop out.
But what did she have to lose if she could run for both offices at the same time? Manchin will be a lifetime senator.
Until the people start standing up and speaking out, and go to the poles and VOTE, then nothing is going to change. Rockefeller needs to go, and Manchin is the last person needed in Washington, but there again he puts on an apparent front of honesty, and thereby hoodwinking the populace in to believing he will do the job of bringing WV out of the stone age and next to last in education, jobs, housing, and so many other things. WV deserves what they vote.
She could go around taking Robert Byrd's name off of public properties in West Virginia on the same grounds.
I hear Alan Keyes is looking for a campaign.
horrible way for a bunch of crackers to act....
no wonder they left us
I LOVE IT!
possibly her House seat. If she devoted money to the Senate seat she may have come up short in the House race with her losing both seats and us losing a strong ally to the Democrats.
If people would have donated to her instead of the GOP, she’d have been in a much better position monetarily to handle fighting for two seats.
>West Virginia is a fraud state that deserves ANYTHING that come to it.<
West Virginia has a low per capita income, yet has more new, state-of-the-art infrastructure than do states with twice its income.
West Virginia needs to get exactly what it deserves instead of raping the rest of the country.
Yes, that's her.
To be fair though, she has voted for the pro-life position while in Congress. Maybe she just thinks that the Pro-Abortion is a position that modern liberated women have to take. It's a mystery to me.