West Virginia falling in line

The pain still comes for democrats as the latest is Democratic Representative Alan Mollohan who has been in control for nearly three decades. Mollohan is facing his toughest challenge, his first contested primary since 1998. His rival in Tuesday’s primary is state Senator Mike Oliverio, who has criticized the agenda of President Barack Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Mollohan, is chairman of the House Appropriations subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science. He was first elected to Congress in 1982, winning a seat that had been held by his father, Robert Mollohan. It is this sick legacy that makes a son thinks they can be like their father. The same reason patches Kennedy thought he could follow in the steps of his old man. What is that qualification? The problem for Mollohan is he voted for Obama’s health care law, which he considers a landmark achievement. That vote cost him long-standing support from the National Right to Life and its West Virginia division, which fear the law will allow federal dollars for abortion. This means that both those longtime supports have now flipped and have endorsed Oliverio. Just like blood in the water the sharks starting to circle the Sarah Palin political action committee made Mollohan one of top 20 incumbents that are on their hit list. This also makes him a prime target for the Tea Party Express. The good news is another incumbent has felt the earth shake and it is time to go.

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