CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The high stakes of an open Senate seat election will be plainly evident in West Virginia Monday when two nationally known figures come to the Mountain State to campaign on behalf of the two candidates seeking the position.

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) will be at the Shepherdstown Train Station Monday afternoon alongside Secretary of State Natalie Tennant, the Democratic Party’s nominee for the seat being vacated by longtime U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller.

Warren champions education legislation in the Senate. She’s introduced a number of student loan bills which remain stalled.  Tennant is expected to reveal much of her education platform during the visit to Jefferson County. The plank is expected to reflect strong support for some of the bills Warren has been frustrated in moving forward.

While Tennant and Warren are courting voters in the state’s eastern panhandle, Republican Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito will be in Charleston backed by a visit from Republican Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.  Ryan was the Republican vice-presidential nominee in 2012.

Ryan and Capito are expected to talk about fiscal policy and to denounce President Obama’s handling of the economy during a roundtable discussion Monday afternoon. The rhetoric is expected to be particularly sharp when it comes to West Virginia’s coal industry which is on the ropes amid proposed EPA policy which would virtually eliminate burning coal to produce electricity in the United States.

Both campaigns have criticized the other for bringing in the surrogates—the topics of criticism have been Obamacare and budget cuts.

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  • Glory

    GLUTEN FREE SOY SAUCE

  • aww

    Bloomberg supports Tennant. He is so anti-gun. Us average folk shouldn't have guns. Only rich peoples body guards, police and military should have guns. If you believe what Walstreeter Bloomberg believes then vote Tennant. If you don't vote Capito.

  • aww

    I know that WV has typically voted Blue but now I think voters in WV are seeing Red. I believe WV voters are tired of poverty and being stepped on by big gov and will vote Red.

  • tom

    we veteran best get on the wagon a get Tennant in office if not we going to be big loser just look at Capito vote record

  • Todd

    Let's judge Capito by her record. Votes to shutdown gov. Votes to weaken water regulations. If I want to be able to drink clear water, I guess Tennant is the way to go. The rest of you have fun being given your sludge kool-aid.

  • Grey4449

    If America doesn't get control of the Senate and make the house and Senate republican. Coal jobs will be gone. Thank about suppliers and people who support coal. It will hurt towns hospitals and schools. If you care about West Virginia and your kids, friends and neighbors you better vote Republican. We the people need to stop Obama and the EPA. Vote for Capito and help save America. This isn't about Democrats or Republicans it's about saving our Country.

  • Brian McCoy

    Income inequality is at an all time high in WV, people are struggling - I don't know how many do it. Get sick and get wiped out, and somehow getting help with healthcare is evil.

    Even though this whole system called "Obamacare" was created by the Heritage Foundation - a Republican think tank, then first implemented by a Republican (Romney) - its evil because Obama's doing it. It was system of responsibility - if you're 25 and run your dirt bike into a tree without healthcare - who is it exactly who's going to pay for you to be a vegetable for the next 50 years of your life? So when did personal responsibility become something the Republicans were against?

    We also have terrifying rates of obesity and diabetes - even with health care there's a good chance you're going to loose your legs or worse if you aren't getting meds. But government healthcare is evil - we should just break out our chain saws and do the deed now rather than be forced to receive government healthcare. Break out the chain oil!

    Most of our news is fed to us by giant news organizations owned by billionaires who use it as a megaphone to insure that they can continue watching huge numbers go up on their computer terminal while we watch our paychecks go down.

    I know that when you have banksters giving huge sums of money to a politician they are doing it because it's a good investment and that candidate is on the hook to them So who's on the hook for the working man? Hint: not the person taking Wall-street greenbacks.

    • Aaron

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBFJ7vv8vDU

      The link to the news story regarding President Nixon's proposal and Kennedy's response.

    • Aaron

      Brian McCoy said "Even though this whole system called "Obamacare" was created by the Heritage Foundation - a Republican think tank, then first implemented by a Republican (Romney) - its evil because Obama's doing it."

      That's not quite true and Brian and long before Republicans opposed it because it is Obama's, Ted Kennedy shot it down when Richard Nixon proposed the forerunner to Obamacare.

      Said Kennedy, "The President's program as it was announced today as a national health partnership program I believe is really a partnership program that will provide billions of dollars to the health insurance companies. It's really a partnership between the administration and the insurance companies, it's not a partnership between the patients and doctors in this nation."

      Was Ted Kennedy wrong?

  • Raging Moderate

    Great non-answers, guys. You didn't name one thing Ms. Capito did that varies one iota from what the House leadership wanted her to do. Still waiting on that one. As for Ms. Tennant, did I defend her I any way? And I've never posted about guns, how so you know my views? Just for your info, my view is this: the People are the modern Militia, and therefore have a right to bear arms, as long as the People/Militia are well-regulated. A pretty typical moderate view, but I certainly wouldn't expect you to understand the concept of political moderation, judging by your rants.

    • Mountain Navy

      You did not answer my question what has Natalie done that makes her qualified?

      But here. Shelly Moore Capito represents her constituents on two important committees in the House of Representatives. Shelley is a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, which will lead the way on a new highway bill during the 113th Congress. She is also a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee, where she is the chairwoman of the Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee.

      So raging moderate what has Tennant accomplished? Never mind we already nothing.

      • Chris

        Tennant was the first female Mountaineer which is probably all she needs in this state to get elected. It's her claim to fame. She is in the Good ole boy club with Manchin Rockefeller, Byrd etc.. And she will pretend to be on your side and be an automatic yes vote on the progressive Obama agenda.

  • DP

    2014 General Election Results:
    Shelley-55% (At Least)
    Natalie-45% (At Most)

    I might have to deduct .0005% from Shelley's vote total as Elizabeth Warren's appearance on behalf of NT will guarantee that MOST of those in WV of Native American Ancestry will vote for NT.

    NT is obviously extremely desperate to bring in to WV such a FAR LEFT WACKJOB to stump for her! Warren is at least as Socialist as Obummer and certainly as crazed as Dingy Harry and Nutty Nancy. I was amused (terrified) by the latest gaffe by Dingy Harry when he referred to the Hobby Lobby decision decided by the SCOTUS and the 5 WHITE Justices whom he disagreed with. Harry, what about Clarence Thomas? The majority leader of the Senate is obviously losing it very quickly and it's imperative Republicans regain the Senate! How frightening for the Country if the Far Left Dem Lemmings retain it!!!

    JMR-You are a raging lunatic! Obviously you did not take the advice I gave you on my post of 7/9. If you did not read it (or have already forgotten), let me repeat it: You definitely need to GET BACK ON YOUR MEDS and/or seek Professional Help ASAP!!!!! JMR, I'm just trying to be a friend!!!

  • hosa

    SHAME ON US AS VOTERS, IF WE KEEP RE-ELECTING THE SAME REPRESENTATIVE EVERYTIME WHO HAS DONE NOTHING BUT DRAW A CHECK OFF OF WEST VIRGINIANS, WHILE VOTING TO SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT OR JUST BY NOT VOTING AT ALL. LET'S SEE I THINK IT'S CONGRESS THAT CREATES POLICY AND THE PRESIDENT SIGNS IT INTO LAW.

  • hosa

    WE THE PEOPLE NEED TO PUT THE RIGHT PERSON IN TO LEAD THE NEXT TIME AROUND. IF WE KEEP RE-ELECTING THE SAME DO NOTHING PEOPLE, THEN SHAME ON US AS VOTERS. I CAN'T VOTE FOR A PERSON AGAIN WHO WAS ELECTED TO SERVE THE PEOPLE AND ALL THEY DO IS JUST SAY NO WHILE WV JUST CRUMBLES. RIGHT NOW SHOULD BE DOING SOMETHING ABOUT THE ROADS AND IMMIGRATION AS THE BILLS JUST SIT THERE WHILE THEY DO NOTHING AND DRAW CHECK OFF OF WV BECAUSE YOU VOTED FOR THEM TO REPRESENT YOU AS WEST VIRGINIANS.

  • Buck

    We've had the last 6 years to witness the damage a socialist/inexperienced lightweight can inflict on the country. Why would anyone intentionally wish for more of the same?

    • Mountain Navy

      So called raging moderate is. He is as bad as he anti gun nut Tennant is. You watch she will pose with a gun or some stupid stuff like what Manchin did with Obamacare. This time WV will not buy it.

  • Raging Moderate

    If Tennant is a clone of Obama, Capito is a clone of Eric Cantor
    (Oops!) or whatever right winger happens to be in power. Ms. Capito has never done any thing in the House to indicate otherwise. Name any legislation or stance that differs one iota from the standard party line. In the past, she has tried to sell us a bill of goods about her moderate views.

    • Mountain Navy

      Name any legislation that Tennant has or stance that differs from the standard party line of democrats. Tennant is an full fledged anti gun nut and anti coal nut. Keep pushing what you are selling no one is buying it.

  • Jim V

    Democrat for Capito. Good bye Tennant.

  • Mike

    I wonder if Warren will make reference to her alleged Native American heritage while in WV. Just another carpetbagger on the circuit.

    • Mountain Navy

      I bet she cannot even speak her alleged own language.