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Shelley Capito

[Congressional biography]

Born: November 26, 1953 in Glendale, WV

Education:

  • Duke University, B.S., 1975
  • University of Virginia, M.Ed., 1976

Career:

  • College career counselor, 1976-1978
  • WV Board of Regents, 1978-1981

Elected Office:

  • WV House, 1997-2001

Other notes:

  • Daughter of Arch Moore



Election Results for Shelley Capito


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YearAgeStatePartyOfficeDistrictStagePosVotes%
2000 46 WV R U.S. House District 02 Primary 1 33,667 100.0%
2000 46 WV R U.S. House District 02 General 1 108,769 48.5%
2002 48 WV R U.S. House District 02 Primary 1 32,655 100.0%
2002 48 WV R U.S. House District 02 General 1 98,276 60.0%
2004 50 WV R U.S. House District 02 Primary 1 40,985 100.0%
2004 50 WV R U.S. House District 02 General 1 147,676 57.5%
2006 52 WV R U.S. House District 02 Primary 1 29,031 100.0%
2006 52 WV R U.S. House District 02 General 1 94,110 57.2%
2008 54 WV R U.S. House District 02 Primary 1 42,476 100.0%
2008 54 WV R U.S. House District 02 General 1 147,334 57.1%
2010 56 WV R U.S. House District 02 Primary 1 27,958 100.0%
2010 56 WV R U.S. House District 02 General 1 126,814 68.5%
2012 58 WV R U.S. House District 02 Primary 1 35,088 83.0%
2012 58 WV R U.S. House District 02 General 1 158,206 69.8%
2014 60 WV R U.S. Senate Class 2 Primary 1 74,655 87.5%
2014 60 WV R U.S. Senate Class 2 General 1 281,820 62.1%
2020 66 WV R U.S. Senate Class 2 Primary 1 173,331 83.3%
2020 66 WV R U.S. Senate Class 2 General 1 547,454 70.3%


Age: Age as of July 1 of the year pertaining to this election.




Ideology Data for Shelley Capito


Click on the number in the 'Conserv.' column to see all of the key votes for that year.

YearAgeBodyConservative
Coalition
Party UnityPresidential
Support
Vote %LiberalConserv.
P
2001 47 House 89 11 R 79 21 99 20 76
2002 48 House 88 12 R 82 18 99 15 76
2003 49 House 89 10 R 85 15 99 15 72
2004 50 House 88 11 R 79 21 99 30 72
2005 51 House 87 10 R 70 26 97 22 76
2006 52 House 87 12 R 89 11 99 15 80
2007 53 House 79 21 R 45 54 99 35 56
2008 54 House 80 17 R 43 53 97 60 48
2009 55 House 76 23 D 45 52 99 30 75
2010 56 House 85 13 D 34 59 96 11 82
2011 57 House 91 9 D 23 77 99 15 60
2012 58 House 87 12 D 14 86 99 0 68
2013 59 House 94 6 D 19 81 99 10 56
2014 60 House 83 7 D 14 79 89 0 48
2015 61 Senate 87 13 D 65 35 99 5 63
2016 62 Senate 83 17 D 48 45 99 0 60
2017 63 Senate 97 2 R 96 2 99 0 72
2018 64 Senate 96 3 R 99 0 99 5 91
2019 65 Senate 95 3 R 96 1 97 5 60
2020 66 Senate 91 2 R 84 3 90 0 70
2021 67 Senate 72 22 D 59 39 95 0 63
2022 68 Senate 68 31 D 44 54 99 53
2023 69 Senate 77 16 D 97 66
Lifetime conservative rating:   67%


Age: Age as of July 1 of the year pertaining to this row.



Conservative Coalition: According to the publication "Congressional Quarterly" (CQ), this is an alliance of Republicans and Southern Democrats (from back when Southern Democrats tended to be conservative or at least moderate) against Northern Democrats in Congress.

This concept had significant meaning perhaps through the 1980's. These statistics stopped being computed after 2000 because conservative Democrats no longer existed except in very rare cases. The number under the green check is the percentage of time this Representative or Senator voted with the coalition; the number under the red X is the percentage of the time he opposed the coalition. The numbers often do not add to 100% because of instances where no vote was cast.



Party Unity: According to CQ, a Party Unity vote in Congress is one in which the parties were split, with a majority of Democrats opposing a majority of Republicans.

The number under the green check is the percentage of time this Representative or Senator voted with his party; the number under the red X is the percentage of the time he opposed the party. The numbers often do not add to 100% because of instances where no vote was cast.



Presidential Support: These are votes for which the President has stated his position, either in via a message to Congress, by press conference remarks or other public statements and documents.

The number under the green check is the percentage of time this Representative or Senator voted with the President; the number under the red X is the percentage of the time he opposed the President. The numbers often do not add to 100% because of instances where no vote was cast. The "P" column indicates the party of the President in each year.



Vote %: The percentage of roll-call votes in which this Representaive or Senator participated by voting "Yes" or "No" (as opposed to "Present" or not voting at all.)



Liberal Rating: These ratings are based on key votes as identifed by the ultra-liberal advocacy organization called "Americans for Democratic Action" (ADA). They have been rating members of Congress since 1947. The number shown is the percentage of the time this Representative or Senator took the liberal position on a key issue. The methodology behind the calculation can be found here. Ratings followed by an asterisk were calculated the "ADA way" due to missing data regarding key votes in the ADA source material.



Conservative Rating: These ratings are based on key votes as identifed by the conservative advocacy organization called the "American Conservative Union" (ACU). They have been rating members of Congress since 1971. The number shown is the percentage of the time this Representative or Senator took the conservative position on a key issue.

The liberal and conservative ratings are not expected to add to 100% because the two groups use different sets of key votes to determine their ratings. Conservative ratings from 1961 through 1970 (and for 2024) were calculated based on key votes as selected by the creators of this website.