I predict there is 0 chance the Republicans pick this up.
Pretty much sums it up despite WV being red in presidential elections. The last Republican to win state wide was Governor Cecil Underwood, who greatly benefited from a divisive democratic primary that caused a Rat party split.
The next Senator will either be Congressman Nick Joe Rahall or Governor Earl Ray Tomlin. GOP Congresswoman Shirley Moore Capito has announced she will run for Rockefeller's seat, but lets face it, she would struggle to top 40 percent of the vote.
RE: I predict there is 0 chance the Republicans pick this up.
Why so pessimistic seeing how West Virginia went Romney in 2012?