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  • Sen.-Elect Capito: Will Be 'Extremely Aggressive' in Trying to Rollback EPA Regulations [W.Va]

    11/10/2014 1:17:52 PM PST · by george76 · 44 replies
    CNS News ^ | November 10, 2014 | Melanie Hunter
    Sen.-elect Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) pledged on “Fox News Sunday” to be “extremely aggressive” in trying to rollback some regulations by the Environmental Protection Agency. “Extremely aggressive,” she said when asked how aggressive she would be in the Senate in trying to rollback some of the EPA regulations. “That is my promise to West Virginia. We have lost over the last two years, 5,000 jobs. Those are just coal jobs. “We had several thousand other miners who are what are called a warn notice, meaning they're potentially going to be losing their jobs. That doesn't even count the transportation job,...
  • Capito becomes first female Senator, first Republican in 56 years for West Virginia

    11/04/2014 8:18:37 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    WBOY.COM ^ | Nov 04, 2014 | Mandi Cardosi
    U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito will be the first female Senator representing the Mountain State, and first Republican in 56 years. Just minutes after the polls closed, the Associated Press called the race. Typically, two candidates running for a spot in the U.S. Senate to represent a state don't share so much in common. That was not necessarily the case in the race for retiring U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va.'s, spot in Washington. Capito and opponent, Secretary of State Natalie Tennant, ran campaigns on pro-coal, pro-guns and pro-jobs; just some of the platforms each candidate shared. However, West Virginians showed...
  • Women stand to make history in West Virginia Senate race

    07/14/2014 3:35:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 14, 2014 | Carl Cameron
    History will be made in West Virginia this year when Mountain State voters elect their first female U.S. senator. They will choose between Republican Rep. Shelley Moore Capito and Secretary of State Natalie Tennant for the seat being vacated by Democratic incumbent Sen. Jay Rockefeller. The GOP has targeted West Virginia as one of six Senate seats it needs to win to gain control of the Senate. The others include: Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Montana, North Carolina and South Carolina. In this increasingly Red State, Tennant brought out a firebrand liberal, Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Capito shot back with...
  • West Virginia Rep. Capito May Tip Senate to GOP

    03/23/2014 2:41:14 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 23 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 23, 2014 | Salena Zito
    Shelley Moore Capito largely has avoided national attention. Now her U.S. Senate race has raised her profile as one of the Republican Party's best hopes to tip the chamber's balance of power. The party could win a narrow majority this fall if it holds onto its 45 Senate seats and takes six of the 55 held by Democrats, including that of West Virginia's Jay Rockefeller, who is retiring. She is one of the few moderate candidates out there and has the right profile in this state to become the first Republican senator since the 1950s. If she beats her Democratic...
  • West Virginia Senate: Capito (R) 49%, Tennant (D) 35%

    02/26/2014 7:33:03 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 37 replies
    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 Tennant’s 35%. Four percent (4%) prefer another candidate in the race, and 12% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook. The survey of 500 Likely Voters in West...
  • GOP lawmakers pressure EPA to include coal-powered states on tour

    10/11/2013 9:54:27 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 11, 2013 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    Coal supporters are rallying behind Rep. Shelley Moore Capito's (R-W.Va.) call for the Environmental Protection Agency to include coal-producing states on its listening tour. The agency announced Thursday that the first two stops in its 11-meeting listening tour, meant to gather input on carbon emissions limits for power plants, would be postponed due to the government shutdown. Earlier this week, the agency said it would not stop in heavy coal-producing states. House Republicans pushed back, saying the tour conveniently avoids the states where the proposed carbon emissions rule, a key part of President Obama's climate change agenda, would spike electricity...
  • Conservative group endorses McGeehan in West Virginia Senate race

    07/01/2013 7:08:00 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/01/13 | Alexandra Jaffe
    A conservative group has endorsed Republican Pat McGeehan over Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) in the West Virginia Senate race. The National Republican Liberty Caucus, which counts Tea Party-backed Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) among its endorsements, issued its first endorsement of the 2014 cycle for McGeehan. “Pat McGeehan has shown leadership skills badly needed in the Senate," said RLC Chairman Matt Nye in a statement. "Receiving the Republican Liberty Caucus endorsement is a testament to his commitment to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, and free enterprise." McGeehan is running as a...
  • Wanted: One Real West Virginia Republican

    07/21/2010 9:14:23 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 1 replies ^ | 07/21/10 | CaroleL
    Even after a compromise was reached by the state legislature allowing US Representative Shelley Moore Capito (R-West Virginia) to run both for the Senate and a sixth term in the House, Ms. Capito has decided she will not run to replace the late Senator Robert Byrd (D-West Virginia).
  • Capito Won't Run For Senate (West Virginia Republican Capitulates??)

    07/21/2010 7:44:25 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 77 replies
    PMSNBC ^ | 07/21/10
    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.
  • Capito mulls options (WV decision coming soon)

    07/18/2010 8:29:00 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies
    The Martinsburg Journal ^ | July 18, 2010 | John McVey
    Possibly by the middle of the week and definitely by the end of the week is when U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., will announce if she intends to run for West Virginia's vacant U.S. Senate seat. "The law hasn't been changed yet, so there is no decision to be made now," she said Saturday at the Berkeley County Republican Club's Reagan Picnic at Poor House Farm Park, where she was the featured speaker. State legislators continued to meet in special session Saturday to change the succession law to fill the late Robert C. Byrd's unexpired term, which runs through...
  • West Virginia Senate: Manchin (D) 53%, Capito (R) 39%

    07/09/2010 2:28:57 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 45 replies · 1+ views
    A special Senate election this November to replace the late Robert Byrd is still awaiting the green light from West Virginia’s attorney general, but popular Democratic Governor Joe Manchin is the early leader in hypothetical matchups with two of his possible Republican opponents. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in West Virginia, taken Thursday night, shows Manchin with 53% support, while Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito earns 39% of the vote. Three percent (3%) prefer another candidate in the race, and five percent (5%) are undecided. If former West Virginia Secretary of State Betty Ireland is his GOP...
  • Capito Calls for ACORN Hearings

    09/17/2009 5:24:42 PM PDT · by WVKayaker · 12 replies · 570+ views
    WSAZ- CHARLESTON ^ | Scott Saxton
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (WSAZ) -- West Virginia Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito (R) called for hearings into the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, also known as ACORN, Wednesday in a letter to the chair of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity. ...
  • Church parking-lot fliers urge backing for 'pro-life' Capito

    11/04/2008 10:02:06 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies · 496+ views
    The Charleston Gazette ^ | November 4, 2008 | Paul J. Nyden
    Congresswoman gets contributions from GOP pro-choice PACOn Sunday morning, West Virginians for Life Inc. targeted Democratic congressional candidate Anne Barth by placing red-and-white campaign leaflets on car windshields in church parking lots throughout the Charleston area. Printed by the National Right to Life Committee based in Washington, D.C., the leaflets urged voters to back Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va. The group portrayed Capito as pro-life and Barth as pro-choice. Capito, however, has received nearly $52,000 in campaign contributions from a national organization created to back pro-choice Republicans, called the WISH List. State Democratic Party Chairman Nick Casey said, "Capito has...
  • Rahall, Capito disagree on bailout plan again (WV Dems all vote for Bailout)

    10/05/2008 3:43:13 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 3 replies · 277+ views ^ | [October 04, 2008] |
    (The Register-Herald Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Oct. 4--Sticking to her conservative principles, Rep. Shelley Moore Capito again Friday voted to oppose Wall Street's multibillion-dollar parachute on its second, and this time successful, float through the House. West Virginia's two Democrats in the House -- Nick Rahall and Alan Mollohan -- voted with the majority in a 263-171 roll call. "While we've seen some key adjustments around the edges, this is fundamentally the same bill we considered on Monday," Capito, R-W.Va., said afterward.
  • McCain-Palin Campaign Announces Coalition To Protect Coal Jobs (Stand up, Chuck!)

    09/23/2008 11:12:41 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 15 replies · 184+ views
    ARLINGTON, Va. -- Rep. Shelly Moore Capito , R-W.Va., former Virginia Governor and Senator George Allen, former Congressman Scott McInnis , R-Colo., and RNC Chairman Mike Duncan will announce on Wednesday the McCain-Palin campaign's Coalition to Protect Coal Jobs, a nationwide group including members of Congress, state government and other leaders. Organizers said the coalition will help spread the message about the importance of clean coal technology and the advantages of tapping the country's vast coal reserves. As part of John McCain's "all of the above" energy plan, the Lexington Project, clean coal will be a strong component of the...
  • E-mail case ‘disgusting,’ says Capito, 1 of 3 in House who oversee pages

    10/02/2006 9:55:35 AM PDT · by dogbyte12 · 16 replies · 770+ views
    Charlston Gazette ^ | 10-2-06 | Scott Finn
    Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., says she was not told about suggestive e-mails that a Florida congressman sent to a 16-year-old former Capitol page, even though she is one of three representatives who oversee the page program. Several high-ranking House Republicans have known about the e-mails for months, including Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., chairman of the House Page Board. Late last year, Shimkus met with Foley about the e-mails. But Shimkus never told Capito or the board’s other member, Rep. Dale Kildee, D-Mich., about them until Friday, according to all three. “There’s only three of us on the page board....
  • Capito won't challenge Byrd in 2006

    10/03/2005 11:16:22 AM PDT · by jaredt112 · 14 replies · 641+ views
    Daily Press ^ | 10/03/05 | Associated Press
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia GOP Rep. Shelley Moore Capito announced Monday she will not challenge U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd in 2006. Capito said she will instead seek a fourth term in the U.S. House of Representatives. "If circumstances were to change and the environment were to change, then people might say they want to see me in a different role," Capito told the Charleston Daily Mail. "But I took a lot of time with this decision. My best future right now is to ask voters to send me back to my seat in Congress. I feel I've been...
  • Sen. Byrd to Run for Record Ninth Term

    09/27/2005 10:04:11 AM PDT · by SmithL · 59 replies · 1,879+ views
    AP ^ | 9/27/5 | LAWRENCE MESSINA
    Charleston, W.Va. (AP) -- Eighty-seven-year-old Democrat Robert C. Byrd announced Tuesday he will seek a record ninth term in the Senate. Using the Capitol Rotunda as a stage, Byrd told supporters he was "ready to go. Another round." "I have the best job in America because I represent you, the people of West Virginia. And I want to keep this job," he said. Byrd has 47 years in the Senate and will become the longest-serving member in its history in June. He previously served six years in the U.S. House, and before that terms in both chambers of the West...
  • Byrd Favored over Capito for Senate (West Virginia: Byrd, 55; Capito, 39)

    09/09/2005 4:02:30 AM PDT · by nj26 · 29 replies · 739+ views
    State Journal ^ | 9/8/2005 | Beth Gorczyca
    If the 2006 United States Senate election were held right now, incumbent Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., likely would win in a race against potential opponent U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va. according to a poll recently released by Charleston-based RMS Strategies. Byrd, 87, was expected to announce his plans this week to run for a record ninth consecutive term, but he decided to delay his announcement because of recovery efforts from Hurricane Katrina, as well as the funeral for U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist, which was scheduled for Sept. 7. According to the poll, about 55 percent of...
  • 50 Republican Incumbents Undeserving of Support by Pro-life Voters

    09/06/2005 3:48:24 PM PDT · by Constitution Restoration Act · 42 replies · 1,868+ views
    Republican National Coalition for Life ^ | August 25, 2005 | COLLEEN PARRO
    2006 Congressional Election Cycle Has Begun  50 Republican Incumbents Undeserving of Support by Pro-life Voters   The Republican National Coalition for Life PAC is currently receiving phone calls from Republican candidates for Congress in the 2006 Republican primaries. Our usual practice is to mail our Candidate Questionnaire to Republican candidates in each district as soon as the filing deadlines are reached. When we receive the results of the questionnaire, they are recorded on our website at so that voters can see for themselves it those seeking to represent them in Washington are truly pro-life. We hope that this service...
  • Byrd likely to seek ninth Senate term

    09/02/2005 1:25:24 PM PDT · by neverdem · 28 replies · 696+ views
    ASSOCIATED PRESS CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- With a formal announcement set for next week, Republicans are already attacking the U.S. Senate's oldest member, Democrat Robert C. Byrd, for his intention to seek a record ninth term. Ned Rose, chairman of the organization Friends of Robert C. Byrd, said in an e-mail to supporters that the 87-year-old will disclose his plans Wednesday at the state Capitol. "Senator Byrd has always exemplified the courage, the strength and the leadership that defines a statesman," Rose wrote. "He has never flinched from a challenge." Tom Gavin, a spokesman for Byrd, told The Associated Press on...
  • GOP Fears Gas Price Anger May Spill Over

    08/25/2005 12:36:49 PM PDT · by redgolum · 226 replies · 2,894+ views
    LA Times ^ | 8/25/05 | By Richard Simon and Mary Curtius
    WASHINGTON — As consumers feel pain at the pump, record high gas prices are registering as a political problem with congressional Republicans. ADVERTISEMENT At a town hall meeting this week, Rep. Jack Kingston (news, bio, voting record) (R-Ga.) wanted to talk about Social Security and Medicare, but the session quickly turned to gas prices. When Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (news, bio, voting record) (R-W.Va.) toured a Veterans Affairs clinic Wednesday, the first question put to her was: "What are you going to do about the high price of gasoline?" And a growing number of GOP officials worry that, as the...
  • GOP National Chairman Tries To Persuade Rep. Shelley Moore Capito Into 2006 U.S. Senate Race

    08/20/2005 10:15:27 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 29 replies · 651+ views
    The Wheeling News-Register ^ | August 18, 2005 | Jocelyn King
    Capito said she will announce her decision this fall, but she has some concerns about what might occur if she wins the U.S. Senate seat. "My husband Charlie will become a member of the spouses' club," she said. "I don't think I want him out with (former president and current senatorial husband) Bill Clinton on a Friday night."
  • NRSC Releases First Ad of the [2006 election] Cycle (TV ad against Byrd in WV to start tomorrow)

    07/28/2005 5:57:43 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 10 replies · 483+ views
    NRSC ^ | July 28, 2005 | NRSC Press Release
    Washington, D.C. – Today the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) announced a large advertising buy in West Virginia beginning tomorrow. The television spot, titled “Change,” will focus on the evolution of Senator Robert Byrd’s (D-WV) voting record in Congress. This is the first media buy for the 2006 cycle by the NRSC. The ad can be viewed at: Script: Announcer: “Nineteen fifty-two . . . War in Korea . . . and Robert Byrd went to Congress. Lot’s changed since then . . . Byrd voted for soldiers in the fifties . . . Today, against body armor in...
  • Byrd’s Desperate Times

    08/04/2005 10:35:34 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 31 replies · 1,276+ views
    NRSC ^ | Tuesday, August 02, 2005
    Senator Byrd desperately went up on the air today with an ad denouncing the NRSC’s attempts to call attention to his voting record. “Change,” which began airing last Friday, pointed out the recent votes that Byrd has cast against protecting working families, against our troops fighting the War on Terror, and against protecting the American flag. Byrd’s ad, which began airing today, does not dispute a single issue raised in the NRSC’s ad! Instead, it attacks the NRSC as a “special interest group.” It is ironic that Byrd would call the NRSC a “special interest group” based on Republican attempts...
  • Byrd seems to think he has a problem

    08/04/2005 9:21:59 PM PDT · by SmithL · 21 replies · 1,286+ views
    Charleston Daily Mail ^ | 8/4/5 | Don Surber
    His early ads betray a sense of vulnerabilityIt is barely August and already the ad war for the U.S. Senate campaign has begun. The election isn't until November. Wait. I just checked my calendar. That's November 2006. Holy cow. A full 15 months before the election, the eight-term senator feels compelled to run ads to offset last week's ads by the National Republican Senatorial Committee. The eyes of television sales managers across the state just lit up. Anyone want to help me open a Maserati dealership? Not since Jay Rockefeller spent $12 million to get to the Senate 21 years...
  • Could Capito defeat Byrd? Columnist tells Snowshoe Institute group her views on coming votes

    08/01/2005 4:51:01 PM PDT · by AlwaysFree · 22 replies · 943+ views
    Charleston, WV, Sunday Gazette-Mail ^ | 07/31/2005 | Scott Finn
    SNOWSHOE — Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., could be in serious trouble if Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., challenges him for his Senate seat, according to a national columnist and pundit. “If the Republicans get Capito, I think Byrd could very well lose,” said Eleanor Clift, a contributing editor for Newsweek magazine and a regular on Fox News and the PBS show “The McLaughlin Group.” Clift spoke Saturday to more than 200 people at the Snowshoe Institute, an educational and cultural event at Snowshoe Mountain Resort. Byrd alienated many West Virginians with his outspoken opposition to the Iraq war, Clift...
  • U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) Considering Bid for U.S. Senate Against Robert Byrd

    06/24/2005 9:21:40 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 45 replies · 714+ views
    The Hill ^ | June 23, 2005 | Peter Savodnik
    Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.VA.)in recent weeks has met with Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R-N.C.), chairwoman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), fuelling further speculation that the Republican Congesswoman will challenge Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) next year.
  • Poll Shows Byrd In Trouble For Re-Election(can we beat byrd?)

    06/22/2005 4:20:55 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 15 replies · 805+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | June 3 2005 | Captain Ed
    Because he has been in the Senate for five decades, Robert Byrd has the reputation of being unbeatable if he chooses to run for re-election, even though West Virginia went for George Bush twice. A new poll suggests that this reputation may be seriously overblown, as he has come up in a dead heat against a Republican who hasn't even announced an intention to run in 2006
  • It won't be easy to beat Robert Byrd

    06/11/2005 9:03:19 PM PDT · by SmithL · 24 replies · 908+ views
    Charleston Daily Mail ^ | 6/9/5 | Don Surber
    Voters have been forgiving Klan ties since 1952 election Readers know where I stand on Bob Byrd. I greeted with glee the independent poll that showed his vulnerability. But vulnerable ain't dead. The same poll that showed Shelley Moore Capito within three points of beating him also showed that 62 percent of voters view Byrd favorably. Byrd has been elected to federal office 11 out of 11 times. In May, he showed he could do it again. He began the month as the champion of the filibuster. By month's end, he was Monte Hall of "Let's Make A Deal" fame....
  • Bad news for Bob Byrd - (West Virginians might give him the boot in 2006)

    06/09/2005 8:20:12 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 14 replies · 783+ views
    Here's good news to the cause of good government. West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd, styled by partisan Democrats as the "conscience of the Senate" and by those who are less biased as the last troglodyte in the body, could be defeated in his bid for his umpteenth term in the Senate. He's up for election in 2006, and the latest polling in West Virginia indicates that an attack of sanity and judgment may, at last, be hitting an electorate that has routinely elected the 87-year-old Byrd to the Senate eight times with never less than 59 percent of the vote....
  • Are the Numbers Really Against Robert Byrd?

    06/09/2005 11:58:32 AM PDT · by HallowThisGround · 2 replies · 266+ views
    Opinion Times ^ | 6/7/08 | Jim Pfaff
    With all due respect to the political insight of Dick Morris (and he deserves much), he is quite wrong about his belief that Cong. Shelley Moore Capito--D-WV has a chance to defeat Sen. Robert Byrd--D-WV. It is unlikely that he will come down to defeat when otherwise Republican business owners won't cough up the money to make the Republican machine work. The WV GOP was severly choked in 2004 because these businesses were unwilling to buck Democrats who held and wielded a serious threat of reprisal. In the aftermath, the GOP there is in shambles. More of that later. Morris...
  • Are the Numbers Really Against Robert Byrd?

    06/09/2005 12:02:06 PM PDT · by HallowThisGround · 30 replies · 1,258+ views
    Opinion Times ^ | 6/7/05 | Jim Pfaff
    With all due respect to the political insight of Dick Morris (and he deserves much), he is quite wrong about his belief that Cong. Shelley Moore Capito--D-WV has a chance to defeat Sen. Robert Byrd--D-WV. It is unlikely that he will come down to defeat when otherwise Republican business owners won't cough up the money to make the Republican machine work. The WV GOP was severly choked in 2004 because these businesses were unwilling to buck Democrats who held and wielded a serious threat of reprisal. In the aftermath, the GOP there is in shambles. More of that later. Morris...

    06/08/2005 7:55:33 PM PDT · by marblehead17 · 70 replies · 1,848+ views
    Federal Review ^ | 06/08/2005 | marblehead17
    Byrd has won every election by a landslide, but it appears he may have his work cut out for him. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito could give him a run for his money. Current polls give Byrd 46% and Capito 43%. The beauty of this is Capito has not announced a run for Byrd's seat. Byrd is so desperate that he has Sen. Obama raising money for him. Irony? Read more Charleston Daily Mail
  • Bad news for Bob Byrd

    06/07/2005 8:10:55 PM PDT · by Jean S · 35 replies · 5,583+ views
    The Hill ^ | 6/8/05 | Dick Morris
    Here’s good news to the cause of good government. West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd, styled by partisan Democrats as the “conscience of the Senate” and by those who are less biased as the last troglodyte in the body, could be defeated in his bid for his umpteenth term in the Senate. He’s up for election in 2006, and the latest polling in West Virginia indicates that an attack of sanity and judgment may, at last, be hitting an electorate that has routinely elected the 87-year-old Byrd to the Senate eight times with never less than 59 percent of the vote....
  • Michelle Malkin: "The Vulnerable Bobby Byrd"

    06/03/2005 3:38:02 PM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 4 replies · 364+ views
    Michelle Malkin website ^ | June 3rd, 2005 | Michelle Malkin
    THE VULNERABLE BOBBY BYRD By Michelle Malkin   ·   June 03, 2005 04:03 PM Lots of political blogs buzzing about new poll results showing that Sen. Robert Byrd's re-election bid won't be smooth sailing: A new poll shows Sen. Robert Byrd and Rep. Shelley Moore Capito would run neck and neck in a possible campaign for the Senate seat now held by Byrd. An RMS Strategies Poll released today reports that 46 percent of 401 registered voters in West Virginia would vote for Byrd if the election were held now. A total of 43 percent picked Capito, R-W.Va., though she has...
  • Byrd, Capito race too close to call [WV Senate]

    06/03/2005 11:12:10 AM PDT · by BlackRazor · 99 replies · 2,204+ views
    Charleston Daily Mail ^ | 6/3/05 | Therese Smith Cox
    Byrd, Capito race too close to call Therese Smith Cox Daily Mail staff Friday June 03, 2005 A new poll shows Sen. Robert Byrd and Rep. Shelley Moore Capito would run neck and neck in a possible campaign for the Senate seat now held by Byrd. An RMS Strategies Poll released today reports that 46 percent of 401 registered voters in West Virginia would vote for Byrd if the election were held now. A total of 43 percent picked Capito, R-W.Va., though she has not announced her intention to run. And 11 percent said they were undecided -- a percentage...
  • The Republicans poll; Democrats plead - Byrd is running as if Capito were only 10 points behind

    04/17/2005 8:25:09 AM PDT · by SmithL · 22 replies · 1,123+ views
    Charleston Daily Mail ^ | 4/15/5 | Don Surber
    West Virginians know why Democrats brought in Barack Obama to raise money for Bob Byrd's bid for a ninth term. Byrd is acting scared. He is a legend. He never won a Senate race by less than 30 points. West Virginians put him right up there with Sears and Carter's liver pills. But times change, and whatever my disagreements with Byrd may be, he is a masterful politician. Byrd taught Ted Kennedy how to count votes in a 1971 upset over the No. 2 post in the Senate. Kennedy miscalculated. Byrd continues counting. He might see himself falling a few...
  • Byrd's [D-WV] Future Question of Political Dynamics

    04/12/2005 6:00:21 AM PDT · by Coop · 9 replies · 524+ views
    Charleston Gazette ^ | 4/8/05 | Robert Rupp
    ...Last month when a Times reporter interviewed the senator in his Washington office, she highlighted instead his nationwide popularity with Democrats and his “rock-star” reception at a rally. The article did use the term “prince of pork,” but added that his improved status with party activists may backfire for him politically. Few could have predicted three years ago that Byrd’s name would appear in a sentence with the term “rock star,” and even fewer would have believed that the “V” word — vulnerability — would be whispered about the senior senator from West Virginia. But so is the dynamic...
  • Sen. Byrd Vulnerable

    04/10/2005 4:17:25 PM PDT · by jagrmeister · 1 replies · 206+ views
    Minority Retort ^ | 5/10/05 | Bob Chandra
    From the NRSC: -- IF THE ELECTION FOR THE U.S. SENATE WERE HELD TODAY AND THE CANDIDATES WERE, DEMOCRAT ROBERT BYRD AND REPUBLICAN SHELLEY CAPITO, FOR WHOM WOULD YOU VOTE? Vote Byrd-52% Vote Capito-42% Undecided-8% -- Commentary: A few things- Byrd has not yet declared his candidacy for re-election but has shown signs that he will, such as engaging in fundraising. Shelley Moore Capito is a GOP congresswoman thought to be the best challenger- however, she has not decided yet whether to challenge Byrd. Having said that, should Capito run, this poll is remarkable news. Byrd is an institution and...
  • Update on MT, WV, and UT Gubernatorial Races of 2004

    08/24/2003 7:12:55 PM PDT · by Theodore R. · 3 replies · 347+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 08-24-03 | Gizzi, John
    STATEHOUSE UPDATE To the surprise of few, two governors who have been mired in controversy announced last week that they would not seek re-election in ’04. Democrat Robert Wise of West Virginia and Republican Judy Martz of Montana both cited their need to deal with personal troubles as the chief reason for standing down. Wise had recently admitted an extramarital affair. Martz conceded she had cared for and washed the clothes of her top policy adviser after he crashed a car, killing the state house majority leader. She harbored him overnight without calling the police. Montana’s first woman governor, however,...
  • [West Virginia] GOP sets its sights on 2004

    04/14/2003 8:57:53 PM PDT · by JohnnyZ · 23 replies · 626+ views
    Clarksburg Exponent and Telegram ^ | April 14, 2003 | Jim Fisher
    CLARKSBURG -- About 200 Republican Party supporters attended the annual Lincoln Day fund-raising dinner Saturday night in Clarksburg. It was the first time in several years the fund-raiser had been in Clarksburg, said Dick Laughlin, chair of the Harrison County Republican Executive Committee. Laughlin and other GOP officials were encouraged by the heavy attendance Saturday. The event sold out. "The Republican Party is back and kicking again in Harrison County," Laughlin said. The dinner's guest speaker, former Gov. Arch Moore, agreed. Moore noted the GOP has made several advances in the last few elections, both statewide and nationally. The party...
  • Poll shows Capito out in front ("Closest Race in Country" is a GOP Blowout! RAT scum down 21 pts!)

    10/28/2002 2:22:41 PM PST · by Timesink · 14 replies · 327+ views
    Charleston Daily Mail ^ | October 28, 2002 | Karin Fischer
    Charleston Daily Mail Poll shows Capitoout in front Incumbent has big leadbut many voters undecided Karin Fischer <> Daily Mail Washington bureau Monday October 28, 2002; 10:30 AM WASHINGTON -- Incumbent Republican Shelley Moore Capito has opened a wide lead over Democratic challenger Jim Humphreys in the race for the 2nd Congressional District seat, with a significant number of voters still undecided, according to a new West Virginia Poll.Fifty-three percent of 2nd district voters surveyed said they likely would vote for Capito, according to the survey, which was released today. Thirty-two percent of those surveyed said they likely would...
  • WV Poll Says Capito (R) Has Big Lead [WV-02]

    10/28/2002 8:40:45 AM PST · by BlackRazor · 17 replies · 764+ views
    WV Poll Says Capito Has Big Lead Staff Charleston The West Virginia Poll says Second District Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito has a commanding lead over democratic challenger Jim Humphreys heading into the final days of the campaign. The West Virginia Poll, conducted last week by RMS Research for MetroNews, The Charleston Daily Mail, and WSAZ Newschannel 3, interviewed 336 likely voters in the Second District. Fifty-three percent of those questioned say they would be more likely to vote for Congresswoman Capito on election day. Thirty-two percent of those polled said they will vote for Humphreys. Fifteen percent were undecided. The...
  • BUSH to visit WV on HALLOWEEN for Jay Wolfe & Capito

    10/26/2002 9:23:36 PM PDT · by RFP · 68 replies · 378+ views
    MARK YOUR CALENDARS!! President Bush will be visiting the Mountain State on Halloween Thursday, October 31st to stump for Shelley Moore Capito (WV-2) and U.S. Senate candidate (& FREEPER) Click here for previous thread The following article is from last Thursday. However, it was confirmed yesterday that President Bush WILL DEFINITELY be here. I'll post the Martinsburg Journal article stating so tomorrow when it goes online.
  • Friday Nov. 1 BIG NEWS for West Virginia Politics

    10/24/2002 5:18:15 PM PDT · by RFP · 34 replies · 361+ views
    Craig B. | Jeff B.
    OK Freepers residing in or near the Mountain State (that's West Virginia for those of you in Rio Lindo) - KEEP YOUR CALENDARS OPEN for next Friday, November 1st. This is BIG, BIG, BIG - so big that my source has told me not to reveal any more, but you can imagine. I do not have the details of time-of-day or specific place yet, but will report them here as soon as they become available. MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW!! Go into work tomorrow and ask for next Friday off. Trust me! Gas up the car/SUV/pick'emup and be ready to go.
  • Editorials: Congress [WV Paper Endorses Capito (R) in WV-02]

    10/03/2002 11:39:18 AM PDT · by BlackRazor · 8 replies · 606+ views
    Charleston Daily Mail ^ | 10/2/02 | Editorial
    Editorials: Congress Wednesday October 02, 2002; 09:20 AM W.Va. needs Shelley Moore Capito, not a big-spending millionaire liberal THE Democratic Party desperately wants to regain control of the House of Representatives, where Republicans now outnumber Democrats 222 to 211, with two Independents hanging around. If the House stays Republican, the nation goes one way. If the House goes Democratic, national policies would take on a different character entirely. The divide is reflected in one of the critical races for control of the House -- the 2nd District race between Republican Shelley Moore Capito and second-time Democratic challenger Jim Humphreys. Capito...
  • Join Jay Wolfe in Parade with President Bush Tomorrow

    07/03/2002 7:02:27 PM PDT · by RFP · 27 replies · 215+ views
    email from Jay Wolfe (
    Jay Wolfe (Freeper #60,000 and Republican U.S. Senate Candidate) will be in the Ripley, West Virginia Independence Day parade tomorrow with President Bush! Congresswoman Capito and her 'Rat opponent Jim Humphreys as well as Jay's opponent Sinator Rockef***ker will be there too. 80,000 are expected to be in attendance. If anyone wants to join him, "WOLFE" T-shirts, caps, and signs will be provided. Meet at 11am near the Ripley High School to line up. You'll see the WOLFE crowd. (take the Fairplain exit off 177 into Ripley).