Monday, October 03, 2005

From Roll Call - Breaking News

Thanks to DJ for the tip:

Capito Won’t Challenge Byrd for Senate Seat

By Lauren W. Whittington
Roll Call Staff

Monday, Oct. 3; 12:22pm

West Virginia Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R) announced today that she will not challenge Sen. Robert Byrd (D) in 2006, dealing a major blow to Republican efforts to gin up a competitive contest for the Senate’s longest-serving Democrat.

Capito had been aggressively courted to run by national party leaders, including White House and National Republican Senatorial Committee officials. Several publicly released polls had shown the race would have been highly competitive, and it would have become one of the marquee races of 2006 had it materialized.

1 comment:

J'myle said...

Well, I guess Byrd won't need us any more. After all, is there a single West Virginian other than Capito who has a chance in hell?