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 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.
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.
As a WV resident, I beg the opportunity to correct you.
West Virginians are pro-life, pro-gun, pro-God, pro-family, pro-coal, and pro-military.
But when it comes time to vote, they forget all about that and vote pro-tax, pro-union, pro-lawyer, pro-pork, pro-corruption, and pro-choking down government cheese until they burst.
They are the perfect Mike Huckabee demographic, and my years of observing my WV neighbors account for the fact that I am so negative about "social conservatives".