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The first female West Virginia Secretary of State is pushing to help make current West Virginia SoS become the first female U.S. Senator from the Mountain State:
I was the first ever woman to serve as West Virginia’s secretary of state, and it’s past time we made history again: We still haven’t sent a woman to the U.S. Senate!

In my friend Natalie Tennant, we’ve got a chance to make history by electing a true trailblazer.  

I served as a Republican secretary of state and Natalie’s a Democrat, but we both have always shared a willingness to put party affiliation aside. West Virginia comes first.

Natalie calls me a “mentor,” but the truth is, I look up to her, too. I will do whatever I can to elect her.

She needs 250 new donors by midnight to show she’s ready for the outside spenders pouring money into our state. I hope you’ll help.

Click here to donate $5, $20, $50 or more to help my friend Natalie. She’s what West Virginia needs.

https://secure.actblue.com/...

This summer, Natalie and her family joined me in celebrating my 100th birthday. At my age, each new year is something to celebrate.

I wish you a happy, healthy 2014.

Helen F. Holt
First Female Secretary of State of West Virginia

You can click here to donate to Tennant's campaign:
https://secure.actblue.com/...

Originally posted to pdc on Tue Dec 31, 2013 at 12:00 PM PST.

Also republished by The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party.

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  •  Among her other accomplishments... (4+ / 0-)

    ...she's Congressman Rush Holt's mom.  So, you know, she's gotta be awesome.

  •  Hey thanks! (1+ / 0-)
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    for posting this.  It's a nice story as well as one of political significance (one hopes). Of course there is no mention in the local paper in town (in WV), owned by the Raeses.

    I hope Natalie has a shot here - my sense is that people have positive feelings toward her from her days as the Mountaineer mascot and as current SoS but the Republican money and slime machine has yet to get going.

    Bold at inappropriate times.

    by steep rain on Tue Dec 31, 2013 at 12:43:43 PM PST

  •  Strikes me as a shifty plank to run on. (0+ / 0-)

    If the Powers That Be succeed in buying the seat for her, Shelley Moore Capito would also be the "first female senator from West Virginia."

    I like Natalie Tennant a lot as a person, and I think she'd make a first-rate senator. But I'm not happy with the level of standard-issue thinking coming from her campaign, so far.

    They will never outspend and outshout SMC and all of her banker/backers. So if they can't out-THINK them, then NT is toast.

    For now, I keep telling myself that they haven't really fired it up yet.

    •  When a Democrat collects an endorsement (0+ / 0-)

      from a sitting Republican, it's generally big news. Particularly when said Democrat is the underdog in the campaign.

      Going for Ms. Holt's endorsement was a stroke of genius on the part of the Tennant campaign - it remains to be seen whether they can follow it up properly.

      "Violence never requires translation, but it often causes deafness." - Bareesh the Hutt.

      by Australian2 on Tue Dec 31, 2013 at 09:16:00 PM PST

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