Just can’t quite see their way clear to get somebody strong to keep the seat.
Attorney Nick Preservati will not run for Senate in West Virginia, forcing Democrats to continue their search for a strong recruit in the 2014 battleground state.
Democrats have been hunting for a candidate in the Mountain State since Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., announced his retirement earlier this year. Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call rate this race Lean Republican.
Last year, Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, a Republican, announced her campaign for Rockefeller’s seat. She remains the top Republican in the race.
The article notes that Preservati was recruited by current Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid; guess that it just wasn’t happening. Frankly, I’m not really impressed by the Democrats’ candidate recruitment efforts this year anyway, so surprised am I not.
— Brian Faughnan (@BrianFaughnan) June 3, 2013