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Senator Byrd’s seat

A new poll in West Virginia shows Sen. Robert Byrd and Rep. Shelley Moore Capito would run neck and neck--he is down to a 3 point lead--in a possible campaign for the Senate seat now held by Byrd. Capito has not yet announced. Don Surber in WV has more: "Capito is Byrd’s worst nightmare: young, pretty and influential. She has deep roots in West Virginia. She saves the 130th Airlift Wing while adding C-5s to the Martinsburg air base and Byrd will be sweating bullets. She is smart enough not to wave the tattered bedsheet at Byrd, who is beloved by many in West Virginia, in much the same way Strom Thurmond was a historic figure in South Carolina.

What makes Capito formidable is not who her daddy is (Arch Moore is right up there with Byrd in popularity) but who she is."

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When is the old Klan Kockatoo up for reelection?

Is it ’06, as I would infer from this post? If so, that’s exciting news.

WV is but a short hop from DC, and Bush won the Mountaineer State twice. Let’s hope he spends a lot of time there over the next 17 months.

W/ Mike Steele looking like a lock for the GOP nod in MD (another state easily reached from the Nation’s Capital, heh), this could be an interesting Senate season in the MidAtlantic area.

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