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West Virgnia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant listens as arguments are presented in front of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia regarding whether or not a special election should be held for the governor&#x27;s seat vacated by Joe Manchin when he was elected to the U.S. Senate, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011 in Charleston, W.Va. (AP Photo/Bob Wojcieszak, Pool)
Received this e-mail from Natalie Tennant (D. WV) Regarding Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R. WV) and the government shutdown:
Secretary of State candidate Natalie Tennant, 39, of Charleston speaks on the steps of the Capitol to kick off her campaign Wednesday, June 20, 2007, in Charleston, W.Va. Tennant said she will sign the Code of Fair Campaign Practices which is a voluntary bond between politicians and the public to run a clean campaign. (AP Photo/Jeff Gentner)
If Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito and her reckless colleagues allowed a simple majority vote, the government shutdown would be over.

Instead, she’s showing whom she stands for: special interests that don’t care about West Virginia.

Believe me, I’m as outraged as you.

Congresswoman Capito’s responsible for the men and women of the National Guard who have been sent home from the bases in Martinsburg and Charleston, the furloughed inspectors who can’t investigate a toxic chemical leak in South Charleston, the federal mine inspectors who can’t ensure the health and safety of our coal miners and the small businesses hurt by the closing of our national parks.

She’s been with her party and the special interests 100%. She’s forgotten the people who elected her.

Let’s remind her. Right now, will you sign my petition demanding Congresswoman Capito vote to end the shutdown before more damage is done to West Virginia? She’s got to hear from us.

Click here to add your name to my petition calling on Congresswoman Capito to end this reckless, irresponsible shutdown and put West Virginians first:


Congress should not stand in the way of its people. That’s why I am running for the U.S. Senate. We need someone who will stand up for our West Virginia values and not what Washington wants.

If I were there now, my message to both sides of the aisle would be this: work together to return to serving the people, use common sense and do it the West Virginia way.

Congresswoman Capito isn’t saying that. She’s part of the obstruction and it’s hurting West Virginia.

We need to tell her to cut it out now. Hardworking families, small businesses, service members and veterans deserve better.

Add your voice and tell Congresswoman Capito: End this harmful shutdown:


Thanks for standing with me for West Virginia,


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Originally posted to pdc on Fri Oct 04, 2013 at 07:17 PM PDT.

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