Skip to comments.West Virginia Senate: Capito (R) 49%, Tennant (D) 35%
Posted on 02/26/2014 7:33:03 AM PST by cotton1706
Republican Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito posts a 14-point lead over Democrat Natalie Tennant in Rasmussen Reports first look at the likely 2014 U.S. Senate race in West Virginia.
A new statewide telephone survey finds that Capito earns 49% support from Likely West Virginia Voters to Tennants 35%. Four percent (4%) prefer another candidate in the race, and 12% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 500 Likely Voters in West Virginia was conducted on February 19-20, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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Good news for the Republicans in playing the numbers game to take control of the Senate. Not so good for actual conservatism.
Advice to Capito regarding the press.
Q: “What is your feeling about abortion and rape?”
A: “When did you stop beating your wife”
Just remember, Capito voted to allow the NSA to continue to spy on Americans... Just sayin’.
I wouldn’t vote in this election, was there a pro-life conservative independent?
Here’s my position. We’re not going to get the perfect conservative in every seat. If there was a very good more conservative candidate, I’d be all about getting that person in. I am out of state, but did not hear of any superstar alternatives to Capito. I am happy picking up seats where possible, and driving strong, independent conservatives when there are good candidates available. We won’t have one every time.
Examples - Cruz was a far better option than Dewhurst, but it doesn’t look like there is anyone else in the wings who can oust Cornyn (as much as he deserves to be sent home). In KY, Bevin is a really, really good candidate and worthy of a fight.
What’s the story in WV on the primary? Is there a strong alternative out there?
Dems conceded WV to get Obama elected, they don’t need it, and don’t care about it. It will move R and stay there for quite a long time... the war on coal assured it will move red for the foreseeable future, and since Dems have no need to fight for it, they don’t care about losing it.
A good, realistic view of politics. Of course we want someone in every office who is conservative but that’s not going to happen. For those of us who live in overwhelmingly blue states many of our GOP candidates for office are RINOS and it sadly comes down to a lesser of two evils option when we get to vote. We either hold our nose and vote for the RINO or stay home. Not great options and either choice keeps empowering the left.
Good news for the Republicans...Not so good for actual conservatism.
Republicans have nothing to do with conservatism. ;)
Republican Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito posts a 14-point lead over Democrat Natalie Tennant in Rasmussen Reports first look at the likely 2014
There was a study done once the no elected women ever voted to reduce the size of government or its burden.
Agree. One is only less bad than the other. The “choice” between the two is in reality usually an illusion.
Very good post.
That’s what we are hoping for, so maybe we can get the State House back for the first time since 1928 and maybe the State Senate back soon thereafter. Great mood here in WV. It has been a very frustrating 86 years of one-party rule.
Good thread BUMP!
“Just remember, Capito voted to allow the NSA to continue to spy on Americans... Just sayin.”
Yeah, I know she’s a moderate but the other guy dropped out. So we’re left with being happy that the republicans will likely gain this seat.
I’m as conservative as anyone else here, and yes, in many cases, there are few, if any, differences between the republican and democrat candidates. On the other hand, no republican voted for Obamacare and every democrat did. And I defy anyone to produce a republican who would make a worse Senate Majority Leader than Harry Reid. And as bad as Boehner is (and he’s bad) I doubt that anyone on this forum would prefer Pelosi as Speaker of the House.
Ditto. We can play "purist" all we want, but that doesn't get the malevolent Harry Reid out of the Majority Leader seat. Yes, it would've been great to see Christine O'Donnell, Sharron Angle, Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock win their races and build the Tea Party presence in the Senate, but they all proved far short of being ready for prime time.
She is running unopposed in the primary.
This race is over...but can you guys finally dump that sleeze Rahall?