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View Diary: With Sen. Jay Rockefeller retiring, where will West Virginia Democrats turn? (97 comments)

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  •  Tennant is the only choice (2+ / 0-)
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    Capito is a pro-choice Republican female. The only way to balance the gender gap and help keep right-wing fundies at home is to nominate a pro-choice Democratic female.

    Her name is Natalie Tennant.

    •  Capito really isn't pro-choice (1+ / 0-)
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      if she is, she's a pro-choicer who always votes against the pro-choice side

      The Republican Party isn't a party of small government, it's a party of a government for the few. @bhindepmo

      by RBH on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 10:53:12 AM PST

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      •  30% NARAL; only 55% NLRC (0+ / 0-)

        The extremists who ran the abortion-based campaign against Mollohan in 2010 failed to remember that he was more pro-life than Capito.

        •  not sure how wide their nets are but (0+ / 0-)

          every single vote on here, SMC is on the pro-life side. I'm sure she voted for an amendment or two that escapes most radars. But still.

          The Republican Party isn't a party of small government, it's a party of a government for the few. @bhindepmo

          by RBH on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 11:03:01 AM PST

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          •  Yet... (0+ / 0-)

            Capito has voted for more pro-choice and against more pro-life bills than Rahall, McKinley, or Manchin.

            •  would it be a safe bet to (0+ / 0-)

              guess that interest group ratings (on both sides) can be some of the least statistical measurements we have to measure legislators?

              It seems like the biggest difference between SMC and the WV delegation is self-identification. SMC is using the old 80s/90s definition of pro-choice where it was "don't ban all abortions". As opposed to the current definition of pro-life, which seems to involve a giant cross-section of positions on the topic. It's like the people in the "middle" just switch labels depending on the mood of the voters.

              The Republican Party isn't a party of small government, it's a party of a government for the few. @bhindepmo

              by RBH on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 11:18:00 AM PST

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