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.
Monday, October 03, 2005
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