WEST VIRGINIA SENATE ELECTION 2014 – Shelley Moore Capito (R) – Natalie Tennant (D) (Update: Race Called for Republican Shelley Moore Capito … +1



The race has been called in West Virginia for Republican Shelley Moore Capito over Democrat Natalie Tennant . Shelley Moore Capito becomes the first women Senator ever elected in West VA.  Hmm, so much for the Republican war on women, eh? Shelley Moore Capito will win Senate seat in West Virginia vacated by retiring Democrat Jay Rockefeller, the GOP’s first pickup in its fight to win control of the Senate.


Shelley Wellons Moore Capito

Shelley Moore Capito

UPDATE I: Republicans Pick Up Senate Seat As Capito Becomes First GOP Senator From W.Va. In Nearly 55 Years.

Republican Shelley Moore Capito soundly defeated Democrat Natalie Tennant to win West Virginia’s open U.S. Senate seat Tuesday, a key victory in Republicans’ push to seize a majority from Democrats.

The seven-term congresswoman will become West Virginia’s first female in the Senate, and its first Republican senator in about 55 years. Democratic Sen. Jay Rockefeller is retiring after about three decades.

Capito’s win highlights the shift toward the GOP in a state that has long been Democratic. Capito tied Tennant to President Barack Obama at every turn and West Virginia’s secretary of state apparently wasn’t able to shake it. Obama, who lost all 55 counties in 2012, has horrendous approval ratings in West Virginia.

First Republican pick up of the night


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