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February 7, 2016

Capito Raises $770,000 in Second Quarter #WVSEN

Capito is running for Senate. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., said she raised about $770,000 in the second quarter for her Senate campaign.

“It’s been a very successful quarter,” Capito told CQ Roll Call between votes Thursday at the Capitol.

Capito is currently the front-runner to succeed retiring Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va. No Democrat has announced a bid yet to run for the party’s nomination in what should otherwise be a competitive race.

Her second-quarter haul is less than the $915,000 that Capito brought in during the first three months of this year.

Federal candidates must file their second-quarter fundraising reports with the Federal Election Commission by July 15.

The race is rated Lean Republican by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.

  • Dave Rao

    Capito easily won seven terms for the House, but her first statewide race won’t be about her massive war chest. The issues will defeat her. Her horrid record on women’s issues and the lockstep march with the House leadership will be hard to overcome even if the Democrats put up Minnie Mouse. The real thorn in her posterior will be the vast fortune she’s acquired trading stocks as a side job.

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