Wait, what? On Election night, West Virginia shocked the political world

Townhall.com Staff
Posted: Nov 20, 2014 12:08 PM
West Virginia has had the oddest political culture for decades. As the Presidential level, it has trended reliably Republican since 2000. Prior to the election of Congresswoman (now Senator-elect) Shelley Moore Capito in 2000, voters rarely sent a Republican to Congress for longer than a single term. Moore Capito’s father, Arch Moore, was the only Republican Congressman to serve more than one consecutive term between 1950 and 2000. And the last time a Republican Senator served a full term was in the 1940s.