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Two UVA Grads Campaign For U.S. Senate Seats

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Two UVA Grads Campaign For U.S. Senate Seats

Two female graduates of the University of Virginia are generating an early buzz in terms of next year’s open races for the U.S. Senate. West Virginia Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito, who earned a master’s degree from UVA’s Curry School of Education in 1976, provided the official Republican response to President Obama’s weekly message. Both the President and the first woman who won a House seat representing West Virginia focused Saturday on the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Capito believes the 2010 law hinders economic growth. She notes the Obama administration recently delayed a provision that would require insurance companies to limit a customer’s out-of-pocket expenses. Capito is trying to win the U.S. Senate seat that retiring Democrat Jay Rockefeller will vacate next year. Meanwhile, a Georgia-born Wahoo wants to win the Democrats’ nomination for the Senate seat of retiring Republican Saxby Chambliss. Mary Michelle Nunn, who goes by her middle name, graduated from UVA in 1989. Republican Capito and Democrat Nunn have been around politics for their entire adult lives. Capito’s father was a former West Virginia Governor and Nunn’s dad represented Georgia in the U.S. Senate for 24 years.