Archive for the 'West Virginia 08' Category

West Virginia Comes Off the Table

Thursday, July 12th, 2007

Unfortunately, Secretary of State Betty Ireland has family obligations that will keep her from making a bid for office next year.  Ireland would be up for reelection as well, so Republicans need two candidates, one for SoS and one for Senate.  John Raese, who has lost to Rockefeller before and went nowhere last year against […]

Moore-Capito Expected to Seek Reelection

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

A spokesman for Rep. Shelley Moore-Capito said today that she is preparing to seek reelection, leaving GOP hopes of replacing Sen. Rockefeller squarely on the shoulders of Secretary of State Betty Ireland.  Ireland would make a far better candidate than Capito.  She would be in a position to connect with West Virginians on the cultural […]

Capito Ponders Serious Mistake

Thursday, January 11th, 2007

Rep. Shelley Moore-Capito is currently considering a Senate bid against long-time incumbent Sen. Jay Rockefeller.  Though not quite to the extent of his counterpart, Rockefeller is an institution in West Virginia, and cannot easily be beaten.  For West Virginians to replace the Rockefeller with a Republican, the GOP would have to offer a clear choice.  […]