Ed Rabel, of Alum Creek, West Virginia, has changed his voter registration from the Democratic Party to the Mountain Party, and may seek the Mountain Party’s nomination for U.S. House, 2nd district, in 2014. The West Virginia Green Party is on the ballot as the Mountain Party. The party has been ballot-qualified since 2000.
The West Virginia 2nd district is the district that runs the entire width of the state from Kentucky to Maryland, and includes Charleston. The current member from that district, Republican Shelley Moore Capito, is not running for re-election because she intends to run for the U.S. Senate in 2014.
Rabel worked for CBS from 1965 through 1985, and for NBC from 1985 through 1998. His autobiography, “Lies, Wars, and Other Misadventures” was published last year. He is a native of West Virginia, but he has spent decades in foreign countries, including Vietnam and Israel. He has visited Cuba more than 100 times. He was NBC’s correspondent for the Pentagon 1993-1997. Thanks to Michael for this news.