There has been a political development on the national stage that could impact Rep. Shelley Moore Capito’s announced plans to seek the U. S. Senate in 2014. Only time will tell.
Today U. S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) well known for his recent efforts to recruit the most “right-wing” candidate possible for various Senate races was named to head the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank based in Washington. Some of the DeMint recruited candidates lost later to a Democrat.
The impact of this change could cut two ways as related to Capito. First, he may not be so active in recruiting Senate candidates and spend more time on conservative policy, or he could even be in a stronger position to influence the selection of the “right candidate” in Senate races.
When Captio announced Senator DeMint was one of the first that panned her entrance into the race. He told POLITICO “She would not be the conservative’s pick there.” He was joined by conservative organizations like the Club for Growth in criticizing Captio as a potential nominee.