Mine Union Endorses Dem WV Senate Candidate

In a dog-bites-man story, the United Mine Workers of America officially announced its endorsement of Secretary of State Natalie Tennant (D-WV). But it may not be enough to recover Tennant’s losing margin in the polls.

The Capito campaign hit back pointing out Tennant’s support for the Obama campaign, which wins very little favor among West Virginia voters who see the president as anti-coal.

The RealClearPolitics poll average puts Republican Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito at 14 points ahead of Tennant with only two months remaining in the election.

Of the six open Senate seats, the West Virginia seat is among the three considered a sure-win for Republicans in the push for control of the U.S. Senate.