Few members of Congress are as hard working and effective as Republican Shelley Moore Capito has been. The Daily Mail endorses Capito for re-election
She represents an 18-county district that stretches from the Ohio River to the Eastern Panhandle. From coal miners to Washington commuters and everyone in between, Capito knows the people of the district and their interests, and she represents them well.
Capito is level-headed, commonsensical and fair. She has the trust of Republicans and Democrats alike.
She is known for her hard work both on constituent services and as a member of both the House Financial Services and the House Transportation and Infrastructure committees.
These are valuable committee assignments for a representative from West Virginia, especially in a time when money for public works projects is drying up because of the irresponsible and feckless overspending by a Democratic House, a Democratic Senate and a Democratic president.
Capito was also a founding member of both the bipartisan Congressional Coal Caucus and the bipartisan Civility Caucus.
A fiscal conservative and a social moderate, Capito reflects the opinion of the vast majority of West Virginians.
She wants to repeal and replace Obamacare and to continue the tax cuts that have provided some small help in the most tepid economic recovery since the Great Depression.
She voted for a House bill to curb the EPA. It died in the Senate.
Her Democratic opponent, Howard Swint, has presented himself as a fiscal conservative, but he is in reality another national Democrat who believes the government is the answer to any and all questions.
On President Obama's Environmental Protection Agency, for example, Swint told the Daily Mail: "The EPA has benefited us all." He would let the Bush tax cuts expire, putting Americans in for a big tax increase.
Voters in the 2nd District have rejected that kind of Democrat six times in favor of Capito. They should do so again.