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  •  That sort of stance can "unclear the boards"... (0+ / 0-)

    ...and increase the likelihood of a potent "true believer" primary opponent.

    I'm glad she's taking that position, but she is not immune from those people who will dominate the nomination process in West Virginia from "going a different way" if well financed pile of money (CfG) shouts RINO!! loudly and consistently over the next 12 months.

    When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative. --Martin Luther King Jr.

    by Egalitare on Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 10:47:06 AM PST

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    •  She's definitely thinking ahead to the general. (0+ / 0-)

          As you say, a "true believer" might stop Capito in the primary. Earl Ray Tomlin, our current gov in WV is no gem, but he's a Dem. In the 2011 special gubernatorial election, the situation you mention did happen.
            There was a (relatively) moderate and very popular GOP WV Sec of State, Betty Ireland. Betty ran for gov in the 2011 special, but was beaten in the primary by a real teabagger, Bill Maloney. Earl Ray beat Maloney in a squeaker. I really think that Betty would have beaten Earl Ray in the general election if she'd gotten that far.
            Of course, the potential downside is that if the nut takes out the moderate and then wins the general...........

      The Republican motto: "There's been a lot of progress in this country over the last 75 years, and we've been against all of it."

      by Hillbilly Dem on Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 01:16:32 PM PST

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    •  that was soooo last election (0+ / 0-)

      Jesus died to save you from Yahweh.

      by nolagrl on Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 02:06:46 PM PST

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