Look for a very competitive West Virginia Senate race

It looks like both parties in the open West Virginia Senate race got the candidates they wanted to run. Republicans have already begun coalescing around Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, who entered the race last year before Jay Rockefeller announced his retirement. Now Democrats have a good candidate with statewide name recognition and a solid record. Roll Call: West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant, a Democrat, is expected to roll out her campaign for the open-seat Senate race next week, according to West Virginia MetroNews. Her candidacy comes as good news for Senate Democrats, who were hunting for a top candidate to run for the competitive seat. West Virginia Democratic Party Chairman Larry Puccio declined to confirm any impending announcement to CQ Roll Call but said Tennant had been widely recruited from within the state to run. A spokesperson for Tennant could not be reached for comment. But the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee fueled speculation about...(Read Full Post)