29 June 2007

Capito in Crosshairs

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is including U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, W.Va.-2nd, among 14 House GOP incumbents it plans to attack next week in a sort of Independence Day salvo.

As The Associated Press reports, the DCCC plans to launch this radio ad and pepper Capito's district with "robo-calls" to allege that she has voted against the interests of the troops and veterans.

But as I point out in the AP story, FactCheck.org has criticized at least one of the allegations leveled in the ad.

The Politico also has a story on the DCCC effort, as does The Hill.

The Charleston Gazette, meanwhile, reports that Anne Barth has decided not to consider challenging Capito in 2008. A longtime aide to Sen. Robert C. Byrd, Barth had been touted as a candidate for a field that already includes state Sen. John Unger, D-Berkeley.

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