WEST VIRGINIA

Capito Gives GOP One Chill Race

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Andrea Drusch
Oct. 14, 2014, 7:25 a.m.

Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R) “is on pace to win West Virginia’s Senate race with ease … And she’s winning that success not despite a boring campaign—but exactly because of it “¦ She might not generate headlines, but her savvy and relatively centrist approach have her poised to win one of the GOP’s most impressive victories: winning a Senate seat in West Virginia for the first time since the 1950s.”

Democrats have had “a harder time convincing voters that Capito is a rapacious capitalist bent on taking away their Social Security because, to a large degree, Capito lacks the sharp ideological edge of so many other Republican candidates “¦ Republican officials in the state say she’s run not just a good campaign, but the kind of aggressive, diligent effort that few expected when the race began.” (Hotline reporting)

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