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    MichaelNY, Zack from the SFV

    WV is only red at the presidential level. There are no statewide elected Republicans and Democrats have huge majorities in both houses of the legislature. Shelly Moore Capito is the only Republican that could win Rockefeller's seat, and in the past she hasn't made any attempts, knowing how hard it is for a Republican to win statewide. She has been the WV GOP's dream candidate for years and she never pulls the trigger.

    •  WV is getting increasingly Republican at the state (1+ / 0-)
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      Zack from the SFV

      level, though. For example, whereas there were for a long time 2 Democratic US Representatives and 1 Republican Representative, the ratio is now reversed (as of 2010). Also, Republicans, though still well short of majorities, gained seats in the Legislature. Most of us think it's only a matter of a few cycles at most before WV is as Republican locally as Arkansas. We shall see. I think Manchin will win as long as he runs for reelection, but whether he will truly be safe next time (in 6 years), who knows? Meanwhile, I doubt Rockefeller is safe anymore.

      Formerly Pan on Swing State Project

      by MichaelNY on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 06:40:19 AM PST

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