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Capito Among Latest to File For 2014 Races


U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito is officially in the race for the U.S. Senate.

Capito filed her candidacy papers this morning. The seven-term Republican is seeking to fill the Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Jay Rockefeller.
Another Republican, Larry Eugene Butcher of Washington in Wood County, also filed today to run for the U.S. Senate.

Williamstown Democrat David Walmsley and Parkersburg Republican Matthew Dodrill filed to run for the U.S. Senate last week.

Four Republicans and two Democrats have filed to run for Capito’s House seat in the 2nd District.

Meanwhile in the 1st District, State Auditor and Democrat Glen Gainer III filed papers on Tuesday to run for the House, while incumbent Republican Rep. David McKinley filed last week to run for re-election.