In the 2014 midterm election one of the most important races being held is for the Senate seat being vacated by West Virginia Sen. Jay Rockefeller.
We have a stark choice to make in the Mountain State, one of great consequence. We could choose Republican Shelley Moore Capito whose husband is a Wells Fargo executive and who has benefited to an enormous degree from corporate largesse during her time in the House; whose father, former three-term West Virginia Gov. Arch Moore, pleaded guilty to federal corruption charges.
Or we could choose Natalie Tennant, who this week was endorsed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. Sen. Warren has been a loud and clear voice against the corporatist takeover of Washington politics. Natalie could join the fight for the working class and against the corrupting influence of corporations and the wealthiest centile of Americans on Congress.
As more proof of the starkness of our choice, just look at who Capito decided to host a business roundtable with in Charleston this week: Paul Ryan. That's right, Paul Ryan, former Vice Presidential candidate and long time member of the House who has made budget proposals to make a voucher system of Medicare, make a block grant program of Medicaid, and to privatize Social Security-all of which would make our most vulnerable citizens (seniors, the disabled, dependent children, the unemployed, and the working poor) worse off financially with less access to quality, affordable healthcare.
The right choice couldn't be clearer: Natalie Tennant for Senate in 2014!