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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia likes to say it’s “almost heaven.” Less idyllic is the spot its Republican senator, Shelley Moore Capito, is in as she decides whether to back her party’s effort to bulldoze Democrat Barack Obama’s health care law.

“So far, she’s been a person of ethics and morals to try to do the right thing for West Virginians,” said Debrin Jenkins, executive director of the West Virginia Rural Health Association, which advocates for health care in the state’s many small communities. Jenkins said the GOP bill would “gut” affordable health coverage in West Virginia.

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