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Can Byrd be Beaten?

Robert Byrd is an institution in West Virginia, reputed by Democrats to be unbeatable. But what if he has to run against another state institution?

This week’s Evans-Novak Political Report has the exclusive story that Gale Catlett, former basketball coach for the West Virginia Mountaineers, will likely challenge Sen. Robert Byrd (D) if Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) does not get into the race. This is bad news for Byrd, who would get a serious challenge no matter what, provided that he announces for re-election  next Tuesday as expected.

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Mr. Freddoso is the senior political reporter for the Evans-Novak Political Report.

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