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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is there anyone else...what a wuss
Go ahead West Virginia, elect another Democrat who will shut down your coal industry.
Is she our Martha Coakley?
West Virginia is a fraud state that deserves ANYTHING that come to it.
Isn’t she the Republican who was not pro-life?
too bad for the massively unemployed and poor people of WV (ranked 49 among states in income). They are to be kept on the democrat plantation, ruled by the Rockefellers etc who surely feel their pain.
Can’t the WV Republican party find another, and better, candidate?
“IS THERE NO ONE ELSE?”
LOL! Great line by Achilles in the movie “Troy”
Beating the ghost of Byrd would be an almost impossible task. Not sure I blame her.
No, it’s a smart move. Had she run, she would have lost and she would have lost her House seat.
She made the right move. Her funds will be better spent hanging on to her seat in the House vs. using those funds to fight two battles.
JournoList trying to set the parameters...
What a surprise!!! Look guys, she knows her Congressional Seat is safe and she also knows that the Governor would defeat her by 10-15 percentage points in the General Election.
MY QUESTION: Why has the WV GOP not been grooming any viable candidates who can win state-wide office, other than Capito, who is more Liberal than the Democrat Manchin, on some social issues? I BLAME THE WV GOP hierarchy.
I am not an expert on W Va but I thought she was a “Hippo” (RINO lite).
Shelley Moore Capito is a liberal Republican on par with Mark Kirk and Mike Castle. Polls currently show her as “the most competitive”, but don’t buy into that BS. We can produce a much more principled conservative to run for this seat. West Virginia is NOT a liberal state and it is staunchly anti-Obama.
I grew up in WV and you are absolutely right. When I was in High School and college in the 1960's, one of the most coveted summer jobs was to get on the State Road Commission. We were among the few Republicans in the area and I didn't stand a chance of landing one of these jobs reserved exclusively for the Democratic spawn.
I agree. The only way to beat Manchin is with an outsider type candidate who can run against Manchin, making Manchin the de-facto incumbent politician. Capito mad the right decision here.
I hope there turns out to be such a person. They’re not going to get much help from the RNC so, ability to self-fund would be ideal. There has to be someone there who fits the bill.
The WV GOP spent all of $10,000 on Wolfe's race against Rockefeller in 2008. The WV GOP is a disaster.
maybe all that talk about brotherly and sisterly love and kissin' cousins is true???
It was my understanding she could run for both at the same time ala Joe Lieberman.
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