Associated Press Published

Capito Has $3.4 Million for Homestretch; Tennant, $1.1 Million

Shelley Moore Capito, Natalie Tennant

  In rival U.S. Senate bids, Republican Shelley Moore Capito raised $1.6 million last quarter and still has $3.4 million in the bank, while Democrat Natalie Tennant brought in almost $1 million and has $1.1 million in her campaign account.

Capito takes the 3-to-1 cash edge into the race’s homestretch, as the Nov. 4 election approaches.

With plenty of TV advertising, the two had a high-spending quarter.

Capito, a seventh-term congresswoman, spent $3.1 million. Tennant, West Virginia’s secretary of state, forked over $1.3 million.

The campaigns provided fundraising numbers Tuesday before their Oct. 15 reporting deadline. The totals account for fundraising from July through September.

Capito and Tennant are vying for retiring Democrat Sen. Jay Rockefeller’s seat. It’s a key opening in the fight over a slim Democratic Senate majority.