And it looks like Alan Mollohan, one of Stupak’s abortion holdouts on HCR, is going to lose the primary to someone hitting him from the right, Mike Oliverio. Oliverio is pro-life, anti-cap and trade, and so on. Right now, 49% of the precincts are in and Oliverio has it 56-44.
So far, David McKinley is far ahead of Minear and Warner for the Republicans. Minear and Warner are both from the Glenn Beck/teabagger/Limbaugh wing.
I would bet if it is a McKinley v. Oliverio match-up, McKinley would have a solid chance at making himself the second of three Republican Reps. from WV (assuming Capito coasts to victory). This state is getting redder every year, and I think this district went to McCain in the general, and McKinley has a really solid base of support in the Northern panhandle. He’s also smoother than the more wooden Oliverio, and there will be so few issues separating them.
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Just realized- for the first time in my life I will have a Congressman not named Mollohan. Alan took the seat after his father Bob retired, and he had held the seat from 1969-1983.