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Forty minutes past the top of the hour if you just waking up -- -- great story for you despite West Virginia.
Going to governor Romney in the presidential election Democrats dominate statewide and local offices.
Meaning it's an uphill battle for our next guest she's the State's only -- represented and she's a pro choice Republican.
Shelley Moore Capitol Hill announced her candidacy for Jay Rockefeller senate -- in 2014.
A seat he's held for 28 years so what challenges life.
-- now is West Virginia congressman in 2014 US senate candidate.
Selling well cap and wouldn't you congresswoman good morning -- you give you a lot of attention by keeping that is.
Well I think even though the the past elections just ended I think that.
You know there's always excitement about the next one and I think.
-- chance to pick up the seat in West Virginia.
But Republicans is good news and I wanted to get out there early.
To garner much support as I could so why is it you would be the first woman senator right from West Virginia I would be and and we haven't had a Republican since the 1950s.
Wow a great -- and so you would be going up against -- Jay Rockefeller he has not announced whether or not he would run what would be different about your candidates.
Well I think -- Better reflect what West Virginians are thinking I mean we have a huge energy economy that has suffered.
Greatly under this administration we have a lot of coal natural gas.
Losing their jobs -- the coal industry and I think we need all of the above plan that gets people back to work.
And users are natural resources.
I also believe that solutions -- found in the private sector and not in an expansion of government.
-- also have at -- and and have raised my family in West Virginia spent you know I have a west Virginian obviously and I just think.
Yes sometimes we need diversity in the delegation and that's what I hope to put in it as a United States senator.
You know there's a lot of talk after the presidential election about the fact that Republicans.
Need to send -- figure out how to reach out more to women to minorities.
You are a pro choice Republican.
Is that one way to do it or have you faced criticism without.
-- haven't faced any criticisms and mostly what folks are talking about.
Are -- economics I mean I'm a woman in my fifties who have children that I want to make sure that they can find opportunities to find jobs.
But I'm also caring for my parents I want to make sure those safety net programs for my parents are there so that economic issues I think drive America's women.
Up more so than any social issue that was talked about in the last campaign and I think we as Republicans have those solutions.
We just are poorly can have poorly communicated that.
And that's why I think you know I'm excited about being a woman running for site that's.
But I'm proud to say about a great Republican that believes that our solutions are what's gonna help.
Women at my age bracket help those children and help those parents have a better life.
It's interesting that you bring up the economy because that was and -- so important to women as well.
Congresswoman Shelley Moore -- so from West Virginia who hopes to be called a senator at some point in her life thanks for being our guest today.
All right thank you.
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