Mollohan in Tough Primary Race Today

May 11th, 2010

Rep. Alan Mollohan (D-WV) is in a tight primary race today.   With anti-incumbent fervor shaping political races this year, Rep. Mollohan’s close to 30 years in the House may work against him rather than for him as would be typically true.   He chairs the House Appropriations subcommittee that funds NASA.   How a loss today would affect the congressional debate over NASA’s new plan for human spaceflight is unknown.  Even if he wins today, he faces Republican opposition in November.   His opponent today, state Senator Mike Oliverio, is quoted as saying that “Congress is broken” and “we need to clean House.”    Stay tuned.